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  • Writer's pictureTommie Hinton

How not lose cool when preparing for the college interview?

Updated: Sep 18, 2022

First and foremost, we want to congratulate you on the way you have handled the last few months of your life. It was a difficult phase, but you battled like Mulan. The warrior, It's difficult to leave behind school life, and it's even more difficult to plan for the future, but you did it, fighter. Now is the time to dust off your pens and diaries in preparation for your college interview. Take three deep breaths and get started. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind as you prepare for the big day.

Tips to prepare for the college interview

Start working on your grooming since the last day of your school

We all are very much aware of the quote. The first impression is the final impression. Work for the first impression, it is the most crucial thing when it comes to appearing for the interview. Start working on your skills and develop your personality.

Anything is trumped by creativity and experience

Put some effort into coming up with creative replies with a dash of experience that will set you apart from the crowd. The key to preparing for this part is to write down the answers and keep practicing them daily. That being said, let’s move to our third point.


Being interviewed is a talent that takes time to master. Inquire with your parents, a teacher, a college counselor, or a friend about their most difficult college interview questions, write them in your diary and try to answer them honestly and thoughtfully. After that, a question about how they dealt with their "interviewer." Each college interview will help you better, so schedule your final interviews with the universities you're most interested in.

Be authentically yourself, but be the best version of yourself

Be yourself so the interviewer can see how you might contribute to the college community. Write down authentic experiences for the questions that you think your interviewer might ask you. Show off your professional, mature, and composed side. Keep a positive attitude and keep in mind that your interviewer wants the interview to go well as well!

It’s all about Research

Prior to attending any interview, you must do research. Rather than specific academic expertise, you will be asked about the college and how it relates to your interests and aspirations. Prepare to discuss specific characteristics of the school that appeal to you, as well as programs that you could be interested in and other aspects of the college that are particularly well-suited to you.

Last but not least Make a thank-you note

Although this is the last phase in the interview process, it is always a good idea to be prepared, so compose a thank-you email to the college before your interview. Do not mail it until after your interview, and be sure to write a handwritten thank-you note as soon as possible. While emails are normally sufficient for most communication these days, in this case, producing a handwritten thank you note demonstrates greater thought and respect for the process. Make sure to allude to a few key portions of the interview in your letter to help spark his or her memory. That’s all from our end. All the best !! Believe in yourself and make your dreams a living reality.

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