College Interviews

The emphasis on college interviews has decreased in recent years and varies widely among institutions. Students should inquire about a school’s specific policy, which will likely be one of the following:

  1. No interviews – group information sessions only

  2. Alumni interviews only – off campus

  3. Interviews are optional and informational only

  4. Interviews are encouraged and become a part of the student’s application folder

  5. On-campus interview

College Admissions Interviews, Sample Questions:

  1. What is your role in the school community? What would your teachers say about you as a person? As a student?

  2. What is the most significant contribution you have made at Tallulah Falls School?

  3. What are you looking for in a college? How did you become interested in_____?

  4. What are some of your goals – personal and career – for the future?

  5. Tell me about a particular class or assignment in which you found yourself most stimulated intellectually.

  6. What is your reason for participating in athletics (or student government, newspaper, etc)? What are the satisfactions?

  7. Since you are interested in science, math, etc. (where appropriate), why are you interested in a liberal arts college rather than a more technical institution?

  8. How and in what ways do you expect, plan, hope, to transfer your secondary school contributions, achievements, activities to the college level?

  9. What has been your favorite subject in high school? Why?

  10. What might you study in college?

  11. What books or authors have made a lasting impression on your way of thinking? Have you read deeply into any one author or field?

  12. What events, if any, would you deem critical in your life thus far? Who is the most influential person in your life?

  13. How have you spent your summers?

  14. What are your reactions to current events?

  15. How would you describe yourself as a person?

  16. Have you ever thought of not going to college? What would you do?

  17. How do you spend your free time?

  18. Why do you think you are a good match for this college?

  19. Many qualified students apply to our school. What characteristics single you out from other students?

  20. Do you have any questions? (Have some in mind).