Interviews

Admission Interview Advice

While most colleges no longer require interviews, many “strongly recommend them.” Certainly, having an interview is a good way to show admission committees that you are indeed interested. For those who can’t get to campus, there are often interviews offered near your home. Some colleges are now interviewing via Skype or other Webcam options. Check ...

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College Admission Interviews

While most colleges no longer require interviews, many “strongly recommend them.” Certainly, having an interview is a good way to show admission committees that you are indeed interested. For those who can’t get to campus, there are often interviews offered near your home. Some colleges are now interviewing via Skype or other Webcam options. Check ...

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Questions to Ask the [Other] Dean

Questions: I’m looking at one of the schools of the university I want to go to, and with the school that I want, I am offered the choice to sit down and have a talk with the dean. Should I take this opportunity? And if I should, what do I talk about? Should I have ...

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Bizarro College Admissions

One of the more irrational exercises high school seniors undergo this time of year is trying to figure out why they and some of their peers did or did not get into the colleges to which they applied. Of course, college admissions may well be among the world’s most subjective processes. There are no hard ...

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College Admissions Mythology

In most areas of life, common wisdom can be a dangerous thing. One area where the damage can be acute is in college admissions. Many high school students (and many of their parents) depend on peer advice to make crucial decisions about applying to and getting into college. Garnering wisdom from friends and even family ...

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Good (and Bad) Questions to Ask Admission Offices

Question: Does Bryn Mawr College allow double majors? Concentrate and ask again. But, this time, don’t ask The Dean. If you want to know about double-majoring at Bryn Mawr …or if Connecticut College requires SAT’s … or if the University of Miami has need-based aid for international students (etc. etc.), check Web sites first. Then ...

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Dos and Don’ts When Meeting The Dean

Question: I have a “Meet the Dean” presentation to go to next week. It’s for my dream school – is there anything in particular I should do or not do? Any questions I should ask? Thanks! This “Dean” is backlogged with questions, and I’m afraid that I might have responded too late for your “next ...

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College Interview Advice for Quiet Daughter

Question: My daughter has fallen in love with College XYZ and will have an evaluative interview later this summer. She is a bright girl and she does well meeting someone for the first time, but honestly she feels she lacks “Wow” power. She is quiet but not shy. It’s a shame that you almost feel ...

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On-Campus Interviews for High School Sophomore?

Question: I am a sophomore in high school and my sister is a junior. My parents have scheduled some college trips for her during our April break, and I am going, too. My sister is having interviews at three of the colleges we’re seeing, but it’s my understanding that interviews are not available to sophomores. ...

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What Questions Should I NOT Ask at a College Interview?

Question: I’m a high school senior and will be having several campus interviews this fall. I’ve heard that it’s not a good idea to ask a lot of questions that suggest that I’m only concerned with material things … like if I can bring a car or microwave to campus. Are there other kinds of ...

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