#078 – Today, we dissect a part of the college admission process that many applicants find very challenging, the college interview.
Jankel and I dive into the details of the interview, which for some schools is a required portion of the application, while for others it is optional or not considered at all.
We begin the episode by tracing the steps you will take beginning the senior year of high school.
These steps include turning your college applications and scheduling your college interviews where they are required or made optional.
We present important facts about your college interviews, and what you can do to find out whether or not the schools you will be applying to will require an interview.
Additionally, we will go over some of the questions you may be asked. The questions we present are some of the questions you should expect to be asked.
This is by no means an episode that presents all the questions you may be asked, but rather, it gives you a great idea of what to expect on your interview, how to prepare for it, and what to do after each interview.
We also present two very important sets of information you should have ready with you. One is to be used throughout the interview, and the other at the end of the interview.
By the time you get to the end of this episode, you will understand the purpose of college interviews, know how important they really are to your chances for admission, have a plan to prepare to do great in them, and know how to stand out by having a good follow-up response after each interview.
Links used on this episode:
CMP Episode #010: How to Choose a College That Is a Good Fit for You. Questions About Location
CMP Episode #011: How to Choose a College That Is a Good Fit for You. Questions About Academics, Admission Requirements, Degrees Offered, Student Population Size, Faculty/Student Ratio, Class Size, Research Opportunities, Academic Support, and More
CMP Episode #013: How to Choose a College That Is a Good Fit for You. Questions About Campus Culture, Social Life, Housing, Extracurricular Activities, and Campus Safety
CMP Episode #014: How to Choose a College That Is a Good Fit for You. Questions About Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid. Also, How to Ask for Institutional Aid and Using Your Summers Wisely While in College
Episode 33: Junior Year Checklist (Part 7). Visiting Colleges to Narrow Down Your List to Those to Which You Will Apply. What to Do Before, During, and After Each Visit, Questions to Ask 3 Key People at Each School, and What to Do If You Cannot Visit Schools
Junior Year Checklist (Part 6). Who Should Write Your Letters of Recommendation, and the Importance of Asking Them Long Before the Rush Begins. How to Ask Properly, and What to Do When They Accept or Decline
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