The following selection criteria are considered for Summer Seminar:

Interviews are conducted on an invitation-only basis and one is required before admission can be offered. Applications are reread following the interview, comments are added, and then the Admissions Committee decides whether to make an admission offer.

Interviews are rarely the deciding factor in an admissions decisions; instead, they typically mirror or round out information already provided in the application. We are interested in getting to know you as an individual and understanding how you'll fit into the next class. We assess your communication skills, social skills and readiness for our program.

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The Typical Daily Schedule is as follows:

Candidates are not successful in the PQE for numerous reasons, including the following:

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For Physical Preparation Tips to help candidates who want to work out on their own, . To help you track your fitness to download the Fitness Log.

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The is intense and demanding, and the first physical fitness test occurs during the first week of the Academy. Therefore it is critical that candidates don't wait until they are in the Academy to get into good physical shape. It is recommended to begin a physical conditioning program as soon as you apply.

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The Treadmill Test
This test measures aerobic capacity. The treadmill is programmed to SIMULATE running 1.5 miles in 14 minutes on a track. During the test, the speed and incline of the machine will vary and, as a result, the actual test time is 10 minutes and 20 seconds. The pass/fail score for this test is based upon your completion of this test for the specified period; it will usually be administered after the Medical Evaluation.

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All applicants are required to take the or , though no minimum score is required. For an idea of the typical range we admit, see the latest class profile.

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New applicants are required to submit two recommendations. Reapplicants only need to submit one new recommendation. Recommendations should be written by individuals who are well acquainted with your performance in a work setting, preferably from a direct supervisor or manager.