October 27, 2007

The College Interview

Although many colleges do not require an interview, some colleges still encourage applicants to participate in a personal face-to-face interview. Some interviews are with admissions officers while others may be scheduled with alumni of the colleges to which you are applying. The interview is an excellent opportunity to learn more about a college and to allow the admissions officer to learn more about you. Once you decide to schedule an interview, you should prepare carefully for it. The College Essay Whiz offers you the opportunity to practice in a “mock” interview and critique.

Take a look at the suggestions and practice questions.

Some sample interview don’ts:


Talk too much about one subject
Make inappropriate or rude comments
Use slang or foul language
Indulge in nervous habits
Interrupt when interviewer is speaking
Give too many “yes” or “no” answers
Criticize the interviewer’s questions

The College Essay Whiz will be glad to work with you!

  • Make an appointment to do a face-to-face interview.
  • Review the sample questions.
  • Then do the mock interview.
  • The College Essay Whiz will critique your answers to get you ready!

Consider making an appointment with the College Essay Whiz before you do “the real thing.”

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