If you're like most high school students, the college interview is your first experience in a formal interview setting. It is normal—and O.K.—to feel a little nervous. At Franklin & Marshall College, we want to reassure you (and hopefully take some of this nervousness away) by sharing a little secret: the majority of college interviews lead to stronger overall applications.
An interview lets the college get to know "the real you." While your application, essays and recommendations give the school a pretty good idea about who you are as a student and a person, they are no substitute for a face-to-face meeting where you can talk about your interests and goals. The conversation also helps the college make a more informed decision about your overall application.
There are other benefits. By making the effort to interview, you let the college know you are a serious applicant who is sincere about attending. It's also a great opportunity for you to find out more about a particular school. The information you gain during the interview will better prepare you to customize your application. Remember: you are interviewing the college as much as the college is interviewing you!
Want to try out your interview skills? Come in for an interview at Franklin & Marshall College! We'd love to speak with you and learn more about your interests, talents and goals. We offer interviews by appointment on weekdays throughout the summer and fall. To schedule an interview, visit our website, or call us at (877) 678-9111.
To help you have a successful college interview experience at F&M or elsewhere, here are a few insider tips, courtesy of the Franklin & Marshall Admissions Team:
We hope to see you on campus soon!