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I haven't been able to find much information about the importance of academic history in admissions to conference interpreting programs. Do they care, for example, about which school you attended or if you have a few poor grades from your first year?

asked 03 Nov '15, 18:08

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Not really. The requirement that you have a degree is really to filter out applicants to a certain level of maturity - intellectual and otherwise. Clearly some universities suggest you might be more intelligent than others, but in principle minds are open once you have a degree. What you study and where is only relevant in as far as it affects your knowledge of your languages. So for example studying in a country where your foreign language is spoken is interesting to the jury because it should mean you have a good level in that language. On the other hand they might then wonder if your mother-tongue has suffered from not having studying in it. etc etc

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answered 04 Nov '15, 04:04

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Thanks, that's good to know.

(07 Nov '15, 19:48) ljc
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