ERIC Number: ED258483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
College Admissions Face to Face: Prepare Yourself for Interviews and Campus Visits.
Utterback, Ann S.
Guidelines for students preparing for college admissions interviews are presented, including results of a survey of admissions directors. Questionnaire responses were obtained from all but three directors of 48 public and 52 private colleges and universities, including the Ivy League and highly competitive schools and each state's main state university. Directors indicated whether interviews were required, the percentage of students who interviewed, and the value of interviews. They also offered advice for prospective applicants, which is summarized. In addition to discussing stages of the interview (beginning, middle, and end), pre-interview and post-interview processes are considered. Topics include: summer versus fall interviews, making an appointment, the college folder, researching the school, campus tours, questioning students, the role of parents, what to wear to the interview, reactions to the interview, important discussion topics, reactions to the campus visit, and the applicant's thank you letter. In addition to the on-campus interview, the pre-application campus visit, college nights or fairs, and alumni interviews are addressed. Appendices include practice interview questions, an interview evaluation form, the survey questionnaire, and a list of selected college guides. (SW)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admissions Counseling, Admissions Officers, College Admission, College Applicants, Higher Education, Information Sources, Interpersonal Communication, Interviews, Private Colleges, Questionnaires, State Colleges, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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