8 Tips for Acing Your College Interviews | The Princeton Review

8 Tips for Acing Your College Interviews | The Princeton Review



hey folks Rob Franek editor-in-chief here at the prints review you have joined us for our series ask us anything and today's question is how important are college interviews your GPA your transcript your test scores these will be the most important parts of your college admission application but if you are given a chance to do a college interview you must never let that opportunity go unreal eyes for two quick reasons number one you'll learn more about the college and that's an excellent reason number two for taking that interview a strong interview can move your application from our maybe pile to a yes pile now most college admission interviews will last 30 minutes to 1 hour whether it's on campus with an admission counselor in your home city with an alumnus the college arranges for you to meet there are some quick tips to make sure that you face those infamous before the interview free air have answers in your noggin to the questions that you know you'll likely be asked here are some quick common questions that come up tell us about yourself what's your favorite subject in school what do you like to do when you're not in school LS something that we're not gonna find in your college application and this one is so important why do you want to go to this college folks don't say because my best friend goes there or it's got a great reputation this is your chance to show off flex your muscles around the best-fit research that you've been doing for the last months or years have questions that you want to ask ones that show that you have a genuine interest in that school do a couple practice interviews ask a parent or a teacher or a counselor to pre-interview you now listen at the interview be yourself but be your best self which means that you should wear something that makes you feel confident and comfortable that doesn't mean you have to overdress this isn't the prom but you do have to show up and look like you're not going right to the gym here's another important tip don't be late how live at least 5 or 10 minutes early and PS this is a good life lesson just going forward bury your cell phone in your pocket throughout your time in make sure that you keep your answers brief and do not ramble at the end make sure that you connect ask if you can connect with that interviewer later if you have follow-up questions and make sure that you get his or her name and address to send them a handwritten note I am saying that again I can written note because it goes into your college admission final folks we have so much more information on this and many other topics related to college admission on Prince review.com on our social channels if you have any questions for us do volley them to us and ask us anything at review calm folks Rob Franek editor-in-chief signing

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