How do I prepare for admissions interviews?

Coming prepared for the admissions interview can significantly affect your admissions outcome. Here are some tips on how you can make a positive first impression on the admissions committee: 

  1. Research. Know more about the school, its mission, values, programs, and other recent news. This will show your interest in the school and how you are a good fit for them. 
  2. Find out about the details of the interview. Understand the format, type of interview, location, and length of time. Knowing this information will help you prepare appropriately.
  3. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice answering common interview questions. Repeat your responses until they are clear, concise, and compelling. Keep on practicing until you feel confident and the answers come out naturally. 
  4. Highlight your achievements. Be prepared to discuss your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and any leadership roles you have held. Provide specific examples to illustrate your skills and accomplishments.
  5. Prepare questions. Prepare thoughtful questions to ask the interviewer about the school, its programs, and student life. This demonstrates your interest and engagement. 
  6. Dress appropriately. Choose an appropriate outfit that is comfortable, but not too casual. This will help make a positive impression.
  7. Practice good body language. Maintain eye contact, sit up straight, and avoid fidgeting during the interview. Good body language conveys confidence and good etiquette. 

Our admissions consultants conduct mock interviews, offer feedback on their responses, and provide tips on presenting your child’s and your family’s strengths and unique qualities. The goal of the interview preparation is to let admissions officers know that you are a right fit and will be an asset to the school community.