College Interviews: Your In-Person Sales Pitch


Summertime college visits sometimes offer the chance to do sit-down interviews with a member of the admissions staff. Some seniors may prefer to wait until the fall to visit and interview. Others may choose not to interview at all.

There are several schools of thought about the need to interview. These days, many colleges don't require an on-campus interview, opting instead for alumni interviews close to the applicant's home base. Other schools make the interview optional. The topic of interviews is a source of concern for many seniors, so I thought I would offer some thoughts for your consideration.

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