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What is Vericant?

Have you seen the "Try Vericant" button in Cialfo and wondering what it is about?

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Written by Priscilla Ann
Updated over a week ago

Cialfo has partnered with Vericant to provide face-to-face interview services for Cialfo students!

About Vericant

At Vericant, we believe in measuring what matters. A lot of universities agree with us! They believe that seeing a student discuss their life, interests, and achievements can be much more powerful than reading it on paper or interpreting it through standardized test scores. The Vericant Interview helps students who can’t visit campus in person bring their application to life through a convenient online or in-person recorded interview.

More About Vericant

Vericant is a third-party, face-to-face interview provider that helps over 200 North American school admissions teams effectively understand their applicant's verbal communication, learn more about their personality and soft skills, and assess whether they are a good fit. With in-person interview locations in five Chinese cities, and remote interviews available online around the world, the Vericant Interview is an easy way for students to share more about themselves with top institutions. Our structured, behavioral-style interview is designed by a team of international enrollment management experts who believe that verbal communication plays an integral role in the success of international students studying abroad. The interview is always conducted live by trained interviewers and the format enables students to demonstrate a variety of skills and interests that aren’t always revealed with standardized testing.

About the Vericant Interview + Writing Sample:

The Vericant Interview is 16-20 minutes long and consists of 5 sections

  1. Picture section: students are asked to describe and discuss a random photo provided by Vericant.

  2. In-depth section: students are asked to dive deep into 2-3 experiences from their lives and describe and reflect on them.

  3. Spotlight section: students are asked questions that highlight their career so far in order to understand who they are as a person. This could be academics, personal qualities, experiences, and more!

  4. Standard question: students are asked about the type of study abroad experience they are looking for.

  5. Free Speech: The interview finishes with two minutes of free speech where the student can share anything else they want the admissions team to know about them.

The Vericant writing sample (included with the interview) is a typed essay that is completed in 30 minutes. It is proctored by a Vericant staff member right before or right after the interview recording. Students have a choice to answer one of two questions provided.



Vericant Interview

To see if universities you are interested in recommend the Vericant Interview, click here.

To sign up for a Vericant Interview with an exclusive Cialfo member discount, click here. The interview starts at $183 for Cialfo members. Use coupon code CIALFO at checkout to access this special price.

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