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What's the best way to prepare for college admissions interviews?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior and I've heard that some colleges require or recommend admissions interviews. I want to be well-prepared for these interviews, but I'm not sure where to start. Does anyone have any tips or advice on how to prepare and what to expect during these interviews? Your help would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about college admissions interviews. My child went through the process not too long ago, and I can share some tips that helped them feel more prepared and confident. First, research the specific college and its values, so you can speak about how you align with their mission and why you're interested in attending. Practice answering common interview questions like 'Tell me about yourself,' 'What do you like to do in your spare time?' and 'Why do you want to attend this college?' Remember, it's not just about memorizing answers, but being able to speak genuinely about your interests and experiences. It might be helpful to do a mock interview with a friend or family member to get comfortable answering questions and speaking about yourself. Lastly, be prepared to ask the interviewer some thoughtful questions as well. This shows that you've done your research and are genuinely interested in the college. Good luck, and I hope these tips help you feel more prepared!

10 months ago

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