Interview Tips

Personal interviews are not a required part of the admission process at Connecticut College, but they're an excellent opportunity to add depth to your application.

An interview at Conn is just a conversation about you and your interests and activities, so it shouldn’t be intimidating. And our Admission Fellows—seniors who interview prospective students like you—have pulled together a few tips that will make it even easier.

We hope you find the tips below helpful, and we hope you'll schedule an online interview soon.


  • Be yourself. The goal of the interview is to get to know you.
  • Be on time. 
  • Be prepared to engage in conversation for about a half hour.
  • Be positive.
  • Be ready to discuss your interests with enthusiasm.
  • Ask informed questions.
  • Research the school before arriving.
  • Maintain eye contact with your interviewer.


  • Avoid one-word answers. Be prepared to elaborate.
  • Avoid negative statements such as "I hate ..."
  • It’s OK to say "I don't know." It’s better to be honest than to make anything up.
  • Do not answer in the way you feel the interviewer "wants." Again, be yourself.
  • Don't be nervous. It's just a conversation.
  • And remember: it's all about YOU.

Schedule your campus visit and an interview.