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College Interviews

The College Interview: Information and Tips

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Most admissions officers say an interview plays only a minor part in the admissions decision, but it may be more important for some if an admission decision has not already been determined.

What I Learned About Myself From Applying To College

Shi Hui Ng | Posted 04.12.2014 | Teen
Shi Hui Ng

After my winter break marathon of eight college applications, I feel as though a huge boulder has been lifted off my back. One thing I learned during this process: the best essays aren't written at the last minute. Don't do it.

The 5 Best Questions To Ask Your College Interviewer

| Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen

By Kema Christian-Taylor Imagine this scenario: you get to the end of an amazing college interview -- your dream college interview, to be exact -- ...

6 Things You Need To Say In Your College Interview

| Posted 12.31.2013 | Teen

By Megan Shuffleton Applying to college on paper is nerve-wracking in itself, so it’s no wonder that a face-to-face conversation with an admissio...

Knock-Em-Dead College Admissions Interviews

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 01.27.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

It's almost Thanksgiving. Are you one of the scores of students who has already turned in an early college application? If yes, good for you. Even if you haven't, it's time to begin thinking about college admissions interviews.

Applying to College: The Admissions Interview

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

If your application is in, and the college hasn't called to schedule an interview, should you worry?The answer here is no. Most colleges don't require interviews, and those that do are very good about contacting you to schedule them.

How To Nail Your College Interview

| Posted 11.08.2013 | Teen

By Sammie Levin You’ve spent hours toiling away at all those applications and finally, after proofreading each essay so many times that you could...

5 Steps For Acing Your College Interview

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Barbara Cruz, Hancock an...

How to Succeed in an Admissions Interview

Chuck Cohn | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

This is your chance to not only discover how well you might fit into a certain college's environment, but also to present yourself as an ideal candidate for acceptance.

Tips to Prepare for a College Interview

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Some colleges -- especially smaller, liberal arts schools -- even offer students an opportunity to do an on-campus interview, usually with an admissions officer or current student. If you happen to be at a college that offers this option, take them up on it!

The Most Important Interviews Of My Life

Alberto Rangel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Teen
Alberto Rangel

It was a snowy Saturday afternoon, and I was walking through downtown Chicago, heading to an interview, and I was nervous. For starters, the interview was for Harvard! And second, I was lost!

So Accept Me, Maybe?

Emily Truong | Posted 05.30.2013 | Teen
Emily Truong

Maybe I shouldn't have joked that I wanted to be an actuary partly because I heard it was a great career for people who didn't consider themselves too social. Had I pronounced Anna Karenina right? Had I shown my love for Yale clearly enough?

Interview Success!

Anangie Martinez | Posted 05.04.2013 | Teen
Anangie Martinez

Colleges focus on grades and test scores, of course, but you are more than just a number -- your essays, recommendations, and extracurricular activities give them a glimpse of who you are. And then there's the interview.

My Experience with Interviews

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 09.08.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

After my third interview, I learned to think of them as conversations, which helped because I really love talking. When I stopped building up interviews in my head, I was able to actually enjoy them.

The Interview Act

Jennifer Islam | Posted 04.28.2012 | Teen
Jennifer Islam

I felt fake and pressured, which made me stutter a lot in the first few minutes. So I stopped pretending and started being real. There was nothing to be afraid of.

The Slow March to April

Jada Alexander | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Jada Alexander

I was under the impression that completing my applications would mean the end of stress, the end of frustration. But I was very, very wrong.

Dear Eighth Grader: So You Want to Apply to Harvard? Some Words of Advice...

Andrew S. Doctoroff | Posted 04.22.2012 | College
Andrew S. Doctoroff

I've been conducting Harvard interviews for many years. What do I look for? Qualities that are hard to spot on admissions applications, but ones that scream out during probing conversation: passion, intellect, curiosity and mettle.

How to Ace the College Interview

Jada Alexander | Posted 03.17.2012 | Home
Jada Alexander

"So tell me, why the University of Chicago?" My interviewer, an alumni of the school, asked me toward the end of our conversation. Here's my answer to the million-dollar question.