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.