Answer by Stephanie Kluth
All aspects of the application are important - each document we ask for gives us a better understanding of the applicant's past performance, present intentions, and future potential. Of all the above mentioned aspects, we place relatively equal importance on all of them when we review an application. If I had to choose one, I would probably say the interview. It is the best opportunity for us to meet the candidates face to face and have a good idea of how they will interact in the classroom.