The key is to be prepared. 
    An interview maybe required by highly competitive schools. This interview may cover information not found in your application-and it is the chance for students to ask recruiters information regarding their college. View these tips below.

    College Interview Tips
    • Be on time for your appointment.  Arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of your scheduled interview.  "I got lost," is NO excuse.
    • Even if you are told to dress casual, wear dress pants and a shirt with a collar.  Remember, no jeans, t-shirts, skimpy tops or sweatshirts.
    • Be well prepared.  Research the college prior to your interview.  Be prepared to ask questions based on what you read.
    • Be positive.  Answer questions to the best of your knowledge and ability.  Do not be afraid to admit you do not know something.
    • Be ready to talk about yourself.  Know your test scores and latest grades.  Offer information on what courses you selected, your participation in extracurricular activities, your goals, your interests, and your career objectives.  Avoid one-word responses.
    • Bring your resume
    • Do not stretch the truth.  It is always good to be honest about the things you do.
    • Be relaxed.  Interviews are meant to be informative for both parties.
    • Turn off the cell phone.  (Not just on vibrate, or leave it in the car)

    “20 Questions” from Dr. Katherine Cohen, “The Today Show”

    1. Why do you want to go to college?
    2. Why do you want to come to X college? (Be sure to answer this question for each school at which you plan to interview.)
    3. How do you make a difference in your high school community?
    4. What was your most challenging course in high school? Why?
    5. Which authors, books, or articles have had a profound effect on you?
    6. What would you change about your high school if you could? What do you enjoy about it?
    7. How have you changed or grown through high school?
    8. What things do you do well and find most satisfying? What are your strengths and talents?
    9. Which weaknesses would you like to improve?
    10. Are you satisfied with your accomplishments so far?
    11. How do you respond to academic competition and pressure?
    12. How would you describe your family?
    13. What was the biggest obstacle you have faced so far in your life and how did you get through it?
    14. What three adjectives would your best friend use to describe you? Why?
    15. What do you plan to study in college? Why?
    16. What do you like to do for fun?
    17. What do you hope to do with your college education after graduation?
    18. What makes you unique?
    19. In this week’s news, which issue(s) have you been most concerned about?
    20. Do you have any heroes or heroines? Who are they and why do you admire them?

    After the Interview

    Follow up with a handwritten note thanking the interviewer for his or her time.  Mention what you enjoyed about your visit/interview.