HomeStudentsApplying to CollegeInterviewing for College

Interviewing for College

While some colleges no longer require interviews as part of the college application process, many still recommend that you have them.

Interviews provide a unique opportunity for you to make the case for why you should be admitted to a particular school. They can also give you a better sense of whether a given school is indeed a good fit for you.

Here are some simple tips to help you make the most of your college interviews:

  • Be yourself.
    Interviews are designed to help people get to know each other better, so put forth the "real" you. 
  • Anticipate obvious questions.
    If you were a standout in English class but had barely passing grades in math, or if you did well in school every year except sophomore year, be prepared to explain why this is the case. Similarly, if you have a unique skill, hobby, or passion, be prepared to talk about it. Use this as an opportunity to distinguish yourself from other applicants.
  • Take your time.
    Feel free to take a pause and compose your answer to a question before saying it out loud. Thoughtful answers are more impressive than ones that are quickly and carelessly created.
  • Come with thoughtful questions.
    Show that you've done your homework about the college you're visiting. Ask questions about specific programs, activities, professors, admissions requirements, etc.

For more tips on how to ace your college interview, check out these resources:

Way to meet
Oct

29
Towson University Open House

Discover all Towson University has to offer!

Nov

03
SAT Exam Registration Deadline

Today is the last day to register for the December SAT!

Nov

04
Towson University Open House

Discover all Towson University has to offer!