Preparing For A University Interview: Try These Tips to Help You Out

By , UniversityHerald Reporter

College applications are quite a tedious and stressful process and once you have been invited to a university interview, you will want to make sure to be as prepared as possible.

Interviews usually happen towards the end of the application according to Prospects, and this means that applicants have a good chance of being accepted in the institution for their respective courses. While the form as well as the length of the interview will vary depending on the school, it is important for you to know the things you need to expect so you can make the necessary preparations.

Here are some tips to help you get started.

Be yourself

It is important to feel relaxed while maintaining your composure during your interview, according to All About Careers. You also need to expect that most interviews are formal so make sure to stay professional but feel free to ask questions.

Do a little research

It will not hurt to find out a little more about what you need to expect during the interview. Maybe you need to check the format of the interview, if there are any requirements you need to bring, the name of the interviewer - these things you can actually ask through email or a phone call.

Make sure to be on time

As much as possible, make sure you arrive at least 30 or 15 minutes before the interview starts. You also have to ensure you know the exact location of the interview so you will not waste time searching for it in the university.

Take time to do thorough research about your course and the university

It will help if you come in prepared to answer questions such as why you have chosen your course, the things about it that interests you, and so on. If you already know someone who is taking the same course in the university, you can go ahead and ask them a few pieces of information.

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