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Hi! This is Alan Sheptin from Sheptin Tutoring.

For almost 30 years, I interviewed and trained interviewers for my alma mater. I told the interviewers to make the experience enjoyable and interactive. However, I did expect the interviewee to be somewhat prepared.

So, before you go on that college interview, here are my best tips:

  1. If the interview is live (which it won’t be in 2021), dress nicely.
  2. The first question tends to be something along the lines of “Tell me about yourself.”
  3. The response to “why our college” should be one or two things about the school that appeal to you as a student.
  4. Be prepared to talk about what you want to study.
  5. Not sure how to respond? Respond in the way you think you should.
  6. Have some questions prepared.

Be sure to get the interviewer’s email address because a day or two after your meeting, you should send the interviewer a thank-you note. This alone will set you apart from about 95% of all your peers.

You don’t have to be a seasoned pro to get through a college interview. Just showing your genuine self and displaying enthusiasm for the school is 80% of the battle.


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