What are some tips for a successful college interview?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior and I know that some colleges require or recommend interviews as part of the admissions process. Can anyone share some tips for a successful college interview, or what I should expect? I want to be prepared and make a good impression. Thank you!

4 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're preparing for college interviews early on. My child went through this process not too long ago, and I'm happy to share what I've learned. First, make sure to do your research on the college and the specific program you're applying to. This will help you in answering any questions about why you're interested in the school or your chosen major. Be ready to discuss your academic and extracurricular achievements, but also show genuine curiosity about the school and its community. Dress appropriately, be punctual, and be polite to everyone you encounter. During the interview, be yourself and let your personality shine. It's important to engage in a conversation with the interviewer rather than just answering questions. Make eye contact, listen attentively, and ask thoughtful questions. Lastly, remember to send a thank-you email or note to the interviewer, expressing your appreciation for their time and the opportunity to learn more about the school. Good luck with your college interviews, and I'm sure you'll do great!

4 months ago
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