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ACCIS: Tips on Nailing the College Interview

Posted by Jody Sanford Sweeney on Jun 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM

In collaboration with ACCIS (Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools), here's the latest ACCIS blog post:

Do any of your summer college visits include an admissions interview? Don’t let your nerves get in the way! These tips will prepare you for the conversation anytime -- summer, fall or winter.

Know what’s available to you

Learn what interview options the college offers: on campus; regional alumni interview; at the prospect and/or applicant stage; or, no interviews. The opportunity varies by institution and the admissions web page will share the institution’s policy.

What to expect

Admissions officers and alumni interviewers enjoy getting to know students. They will try to put you at ease and learn about you, while giving you information about the college. Conversations can take on a “life of their own.” You may connect over a mutual interest and the conversation could take off.

To have a purposeful conversation that makes an impact, consider these 10 questions:

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Topics: ACCIS, College Admissions, students

ACCIS: What is your motto? College admission and identity

Posted by Daniel Peterson on Feb 12, 2016 4:00:29 PM

In collaboration with ACCIS (Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools), AdmitHub is sharing ACCIS blogs. Check out the latest installment from Brennan E. Barnard, Director of College Counseling at The Derryfield School.

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Topics: ACCIS, College Admissions