below are some common questions you will most likely encounter during an admissions interview. practice so you are able to answer each question easily and succinctly.

  • tell me about your college selection process.
  • what important factors shaped your search process?
  • what major influences have affected your search?
  • what attracts you to this college/university?
  • what do you know about this college/university?
  • what schools have you visited/what are your reactions?
  • how will you make your college choice?
  • tell me about your career goals.
  • how would you describe your high school experience?
  • tell me your senior schedule of courses.
  • has school been challenging for you, or easy?
  • what were your favorite courses? why?
  • what were your least favorite courses? why?
  • how much do you study on a daily basis? when do you study?
  • what activities keep you busy outside of class?
    would you do anything differently?
  • have you received any honors or special recognition?
  • what activities do you plan to pursue in college?
  • tell me about any unusual accomplishments or experiences.
  • what books have you read recently and how did they influence you?
  • what else should i know about you or your college search?

compiled by brian peterson, hamline university