When you’re ready to get accepted to a college, you’re going to find that your bigger colleges are going to want you to come in and conduct an interview. Just like a job interview, you’re going to probably be stressed, as well as that feeling as if you’re not prepared.
While you don’t know what questions that are going to be asked at your college, there’s a good chance that the following 10 may pop up. It never hurts to study these questions and think of a good answer. Remember that it is always best to be yourself!
- What did you find to be the most important asset in regards to High School?
- Where do you picture yourself 5-10 years down the road?
- What would you change about school? What don’t you like about it?
- I don’t know you. Can you describe yourself?
- Tell me some of your best achievements during your High School career.
- Why do you want to go to this college? What do you expect?
- I’m interviewing 100s. What makes you unique?
- If we accept you, how are you going to make a difference?
- What challenges have you come across in life? How have you overcome them?
- Everyone has a weakness. What is yours?
Upon doing some research online, I have found that these questions pop up with a lot of colleges. Every college is going to be different, but if you know how to prepare for them and sound prepared, rather than throw things off the top of your head, you will find that the admission committee will be rather impressed.
Tips for your interview
Check the college website - Honestly, there are some colleges that will actually list the question topic right on their website. It doesn’t hurt to check here if you can find some things.
Research the college - Research the history, take a tour, as well as look up professors. The more you know about the college, this is going to show that you’re very serious about the college.
Purchase some books - There are plenty of books that can help you prepare online. Practice with friends, or if you wish, find a college that doesn’t mean anything and schedule an interview. It’s a stretch, but it may work!
Know what to bring - Some interviews will ask that you bring items such as transcripts and more. Make sure that you know what to bring. You don’t want to show up not being prepared.
You’re not going to predict what they are going to say, but as long as you’re prepared, you give great, educated answers, there’s no reason you shouldn’t do great!