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Nailing College Admissions Interviews

Today I want to talk to you about college admissions interviews. Some colleges require applicants to do an interview. Some colleges offer interviews to applicants who want one. Some colleges say, “If we want to interview you, we’ll reach out to you.” And then other colleges just don’t offer interviews. 

But if a school does, you want to take that opportunity to be more than just a couple of numbers and statistics but to be a whole, three-dimensional person. 

You want to look through your list of colleges, call them all, and say “Hi, this is (your name) from (your high school), and I’m working on my application for the fall of (year), and I was wondering if you offer admissions interviews.” And if they say “no,” just say “Thank you.” But if they say “yes,” schedule that interview. 

And remember: college admissions interviews are not just your chance to pitch yourself to their school, it’s also their chance to pitch their school to you. So make sure you’re prepared with a couple of questions to ask them—about your program, about their school, about their experience—and look over your essays and your résumé in advance so you can answer their questions too. 

If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 732-556-8220. We are here to help.

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