College Interview Tips to Share With Your High School Senior

Below are a few questions that your teen can ask and questions they can be expected to be asked during their college interview. Give this to them!


  • What is the average class-size (especially in my field of study?) And how does it change from freshman to upper-class years?

  • What are the internship opportunities?

  • What happens here on weekends?

  • How about current campus issues?

  • What do students like best about this school?

  • What do they complain about?

  • What kind of student is most successful here? What kind is not?


  • How did you learn about ____________ college?

  • What are you looking for in a college and/or what brings you this one?

  • Are your grades a good indication or your ability? If not, why?

  • What classes have you enjoyed most in high school?

  • What do you want college to do for you?

  • How do you see yourself in ten years?

  • Do you have a major in mind? What interests you about it?

  • What books have you found enjoyable but challenging?

  • What do you do in your spare time (outside of class)? Why do you do those things?

  • What things do you do well?

  • What have you done in your life that you are particularly proud of?

  • How would you describe yourself? How would teachers describe you? How would your best friend describe you?

  • What sets you apart as an individual at your school?

  • Whom do you admire most in the world? Why?

  • What will you contribute to this college?

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