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What is the role of an admissions interview?

Hey there! I've been hearing about admissions interviews, and I'm curious about their importance in the college application process. I know that not all colleges require them, but I'm wondering if they can make a difference in my chances of admission. Can anyone explain the role of an admissions interview and offer any tips for preparing? Thank you!

10 months ago

Hi! I can definitely understand your curiosity about admissions interviews. From my experience with my own child going through the college application process, I can tell you that admissions interviews can indeed play a significant role in some cases. Although not all colleges require them, they can be a valuable opportunity for you to showcase your personality, interests, and accomplishments beyond what's in your application materials. It's a chance for you to make a personal connection with the interviewer, who may be an admissions officer or an alumnus of the college.

As for tips on preparing for an admissions interview, I would suggest the following:

1. Research the college thoroughly: Be familiar with its programs, culture, and values so you can articulate why you're a good fit.

2. Practice common interview questions: This will help you be more confident and articulate during the actual interview.

3. Dress appropriately: While you don't need to be overly formal, it's important to look neat and professional.

4. Be yourself: Remember, the interview is a chance for the college to get to know you better, so be genuine and let your personality shine through.

5. Send a thank-you note after the interview: This shows your appreciation for the interviewer's time and leaves a positive impression.

Best of luck with your college applications and interviews!

10 months ago

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