How can a student prepare themselves best for a college interview?
A few of my favorite tips include making sure the student makes the phone call to schedule the interview themselves. If possible, schedule the interview 2 or 3 weeks in advance and confirm your appointment the week of the interview. Before the interview, study the school’s catalog and online resources so you can respond to the interviewer’s questions and ask intelligent questions of your own. And definitely arrive early, especially for an on-campus interview, as it is very easy to get lost on a large college campus. Plan on touring the campus, as well as attending the information session before your interview. You will then be in better position to ask and answer their questions.