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