Interviews

  • Some colleges require an interview with either an admission counselor on campus, or with an alum in your local area. Check with each college on your application list to find out their procedure.
  • Include an interview with the Director of Admission or an admission counselor in your campus visit if possible.
  • At least two weeks prior to your visit, write or phone the Office of Admission and request an appointment.
  • Memorize your following statistics:
    • cumulative grade point average (GPA)
    • PSAT scores
    • SAT/ACT scores
  • Dress neatly and conservatively.
  • Relax. Know and be yourself.
  • Ask good and well-thought-out questions.
  • Be prepared to talk about reasons for your interest in the school, intended major or field of interest, career goals, academic background (coursework, grades, etc.), extracurriculars, the personal you (likes, dislikes, talents, hobbies, strengths, weaknesses, values).
  • Establish good eye contact.
  • Upon closing, shake the interviewer's hand and thank him/her for their time.
  • As a follow-up, write a thank-you note to the interviewer. Express your appreciation for the opportunity to speak to him/her.