Many seniors are completing college interviews this fall and winter and have concerns about the process and the types of questions that will be asked. Interviews are given by either admissions representatives or alumni, and questions will vary widely. One way to prepare is to do your homework on the college website and prepare a few questions to ask that are not answered on the college website. Be informed about the college, and know that this is your time to learn more about the school, just as it is the colleges time to learn more about you. Read more about the process and have someone ask you the questions included in this article.
The University of Washington has launched a new, more comprehensive website for applicants.
Some valuable thoughts on the college admissions process ..
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This fall our travels took us to Northern California where we visited
a variety of schools and enjoyed the sunny Bay Area weather as students
headed back to class. Our first stop was Mills
College (pictured above), an all women's college in Oakland. This
small, liberal arts college is growing and facilities will be added
to accommodate this growth. Freshmen all live together in one dorm and
over half of the students are transfers from other schools. Mills offers
supportiveness and challenge, and has strong programs in creative writing,
journalism, education, political legal and economic analysis (PLEA),
computer science and dance. Students at Mills may take courses at UC
Berkeley, California College of the Arts, and Sonoma State.
Many colleges will be having open houses for students this fall. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the college and what it has to offer. To find out more, check the admissions pages for your favorite college and make sure to pre-register as necessary. Here are some examples of some upcoming programs:
National Portfolio Day will be held January 7, 2006 at Cornish College of the Arts. Start preparing now and have your portfolio ready for suggestions and evaluation by college representatives from across the country. Some colleges will be making admissions decisions on the spot depending on the quality of your portfolio.