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University uses webcam to interview students

January 7, 2009

While colleges and universities have increased their online outreach to a generation raised on the Internet, there are still logistical hurdles to webcam interviews.

Wake Forest University's online interview is part of a push that started in May.  Admissions director Martha Allman said she eventually wants to give each applicant — more than 9,000 of them each year — a more individualized review before inviting them to Winston-Salem as part of the school's 1,200-student freshmen class.

Although a new process at the undergraduate level, webcam technology has been used for years by at least a dozen graduate programs — including Pennsylvania State University, the University of Georgia and Arizona State University — to interview prospective students.

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