Articles tagged with College Interviews

Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

Your college admissions interview is a great chance for you to get the inside scoop about a university from somebody who knows first-hand. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity and prepare accordingly. The following five suggestions are examples of questions that could both make a good impression on the college admissions interviewer and aid you in learning more about the school: 1) questions that you can only ask during a live interview, 2) questions that help you find out what makes this college unique, 3) questions that show the interviewer you've done your research about the college, 4) questions that reveal the special academic and ... Read More About Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

10 Tips for Acing Your College Admissions Interview

10 Tips for Acing Your College Admissions Interview

The following piece was written by Joie Jager-Hyman. Joie has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Assistant Director of Admissions for Dartmouth College. She is the founder of her own admissions consulting service, College Prep 360. While not every school offers interviews for admission, if the opportunity is presented to you, take it! Before the school year starts, research your colleges’ websites to see if they offer interviews. If they do, reserve your spot as soon as possible. Even if an interview isn’t officially recommended, it can still be a great opportunity for students to demonstrate ... Read More About 10 Tips for Acing Your College Admissions Interview

How to Prepare for College Fairs

How to Prepare for College Fairs

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own admissions consulting firm. Throughout the year, in locations ranging from high school gymnasiums to large city conference centers, colleges and universities gather together to put on large-scale informational/recruiting events for high school students and parents. Schools bring informational brochures or presentations on computers and tablets to capture your interest and capture your contact information for their mailing lists. ... Read More About How to Prepare for College Fairs

Strategy for College Applications and Admissions

Strategy for College Applications and Admissions

The following piece was written by Dr. Joan Martin, Ph.D. Joan has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the founder of CollegeStartOnline.com. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Harvard University, and MIT.  The Stealth Applicant: What Not to Do Travelling incognito, this new type of student who applies to colleges without much contact other than the application has a new name – Stealth Applicant. The Common Application and the internet have fostered the phenomenon of these faceless applicants, and admissions offices are bombarded with their applications. Admissions officers continually face the qu ... Read More About Strategy for College Applications and Admissions

Top 10 Tips For College Campus Visits

Top 10 Tips For College Campus Visits

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own admissions consulting firm. In your search for your right college, there is no better single piece of data to collect than how you feel with your feet on a campus. Here’s how to maximize your visits:1.     Research beforehand. Visit school websites to get information about their scheduled visitor activities and plan ahead. If you have to pre-register for a tour, an information session or an interview, do that well ... Read More About Top 10 Tips For College Campus Visits