Many private colleges include an interview as part of the application process. This generally occurs after college applications have been submitted some time in January, February or March. Sometimes this takes the form of an an interview by an alumni from a college, sometimes colleges allow students to submit a video interview and sometimes it may be a phone or Skype interview. The information collected during this interview provides more information to the college which may determine admission.
At ForwarDirections, we have a series of strategies that help students to prepare for these types of interviews.
This video gives some other information about college interviews that is useful. This article provides some ways to prepare for the college interview. And this article discusses the importance of the interview.
Here are some general links that provide overviews from different colleges about the different types of interviews discussed above:
- Georgetown University
- Claremont McKenna Video Response Prompt
- Wakeforest University (Skype Interviews)
- Stanford (Optional interview)