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What questions should I expect during college interviews?

Hey guys, I've got a college interview coming up and I wanna be well-prepared. What kind of questions do they usually ask during these interviews? What are some good responses to those common questions? Any advice would be much appreciated!

6 months ago

Hey! College interviews can be a great opportunity to showcase your personality and interests beyond what's presented in your application. Here are some common questions and suggestions on how to respond:

1. Tell me about yourself.

- Focus on your interests, values, and background. Share some experiences that have shaped your personality or academic pursuits.

2. Why are you interested in our college/university?

- Research the school and focus on specific programs, opportunities, and resources that the college offers that align with your interests and goals.

3. What is your favorite subject and why?

- Share a subject you are passionate about and explain how it has impacted you academically or personally. Mention any achievements or relevant experiences related to this subject.

4. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

- Mention your strengths, providing examples, and discuss how you've worked on or plan to work on your weaknesses.

5. What do you plan to study in college?

- Explain your intended major or field of study, and mention specific aspects that you are excited to explore further.

6. What extracurricular activities are you involved in?

- Focus on a few meaningful activities that illustrate your interests, abilities, and/or contributions to the community.

7. How do you handle stress or challenges?

- Give an example of a difficult situation you've faced and the methods you used to overcome or cope with it.

8. Describe a leadership experience.

- Share an example in which you demonstrated leadership or collaboration, and explain the impact or lesson gained from it.

9. What do you do for fun?

- This is an opportunity to showcase your personality outside of academics. Talk about hobbies, activities, or interests that you enjoy in your free time.

10. What are your plans after college?

- Mention your aspirations or goals after completing your degree. Show your enthusiasm for the future while keeping your answer somewhat flexible.

To prepare, practice answering these questions out loud, but avoid memorizing specific responses. Remember, authenticity is key. The interview is as much about you getting to know the school as it is about them getting to know you, so don't be afraid to ask the interviewer questions about the campus, student life, or their experiences at the college. Good luck with your interview!

6 months ago

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