Are interviews required for college?

Are interviews required for college?

How should you prepare for a college interview?

How should you prepare for a college interview?

What is the appropriate attire for an interview?

What is the appropriate attire for an interview?

When is it recommended to request an interview?

When is it recommended to request an interview?

Where do college interviews take place?

Where do college interviews take place?

What are some common interview questions?

What are some common interview questions?

When do colleges conduct interviews for prospective applicants?

When do colleges conduct interviews for prospective applicants?

Is it necessary to follow-up after an interview?

Is it necessary to follow-up after an interview?

What type of gift is appropriate to bring to an interview?

What type of gift is appropriate to bring to an interview?

How important is the interview for colleges when selecting prospective students?

How important is the interview for colleges when selecting prospective students?

What questions should I be prepared to ask?

What questions should I be prepared to ask?

Should parents accompany students on their second visit to college?

Should parents accompany students on their second visit to college?

What goals and expectations should a student have when they visit a college as an admitted applicant?

What goals and expectations should a student have when they visit a college as an admitted applicant?

Should students take a second visit during the spring prior to selecting a college?

Should students take a second visit during the spring prior to selecting a college?

How do you make the final decision for college when you have multiple choices?

How do you make the final decision for college when you have multiple choices?

What questions should I be prepared to ask?

What questions should I be prepared to ask?

How important is the interview for colleges when selecting prospective students?

How important is the interview for colleges when selecting prospective students?

What type of gift is appropriate to bring to an interview?

What type of gift is appropriate to bring to an interview?

Is it necessary to follow-up after an interview?

Is it necessary to follow-up after an interview?

When do colleges conduct interviews for prospective applicants?

When do colleges conduct interviews for prospective applicants?

What are some common interview questions?

What are some common interview questions?

Where do college interviews take place?

Where do college interviews take place?

When is it recommended to request an interview?

When is it recommended to request an interview?

What is the appropriate attire for an interview?

What is the appropriate attire for an interview?

How should you prepare for a college interview?

How should you prepare for a college interview?

Are interviews required for college?

Are interviews required for college?

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What are the characteristics that make a great essay?

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What are the common mistakes that you want to avoid in your essay?

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What additional resources should you solicit to complete your essay?

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What are some good essay topics?

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How do you start the process for writing a college essay?

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What information should or should not be included in your application?

Should students personally deliver or overnight their college application?

Should students personally deliver or overnight their college application?

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Should a student hand write or type their college application?

Which colleges and universities accept the common application?

Which colleges and universities accept the common application?

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What is the supplement to the common application?

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What is the common application?

What are some mistakes that you want to avoid when completing an application?

What are some mistakes that you want to avoid when completing an application?

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How do you ensure that your application is completed on time and accurately?

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How do you begin the process to complete a college application?

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Who should you meet on campus to gain insight into the college?

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Should you and your student speak with college students on campus?

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Should students sit in on a class while visiting colleges?

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How should students dress for campus visits?

Should parents accompany their  students on college visits?

Should parents accompany their students on college visits?

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How important is it for your student to visit a college?

How many colleges should a student visit?

How many colleges should a student visit?

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How should students prepare for their college visit?

When should students begin visiting colleges?

When should students begin visiting colleges?

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Do colleges waive the application fee for needy families?

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When is the national deadline for committing to a college?

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What are the advantages to applying early to college?

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What is the difference between early decision & early action for colleges?

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What is the deadline for applying to college?

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How many colleges should a student apply to?

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Should you apply to college online or with a hard-copy application?

Should you submit a picture  of yourself with your application?

Should you submit a picture of yourself with your application?

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Do colleges prefer the common application over their own application?

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Can a student with a C-average or lower be admitted to a college?

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Do colleges prefer students who have received academic recognition?

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What are the critical factors in the admissions selection process for colleges?

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Do colleges prefer the IB or AP program?

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When applying to college, what is a HBCU?

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Should a student provide negative information on their college application?

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What should every student know about his high school transcripts?

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What can students do to get into the most selective colleges & universities?

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What is a legacy and does it help students to apply to their parent's alma mater?

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Describe "senioritis" and why should students and parents beware?

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What options does a student have if they are rejected by a college?

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What options does a student have when they are wait-listed by a college?

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Do colleges care about potential students' race, geography or ethnicity?

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When applying to college, how should you highlight your non-academic interests?

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Should parents contact colleges to push for their students' admittance?

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Is it better to earn a low grade in a difficult class or a high grade in an easy one?

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How important is it for your student to enroll in AP courses?

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Is there an advantage for students at high schools with weighted GPAs?

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Are certificate programs a good alternative to college?

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How do I choose between a two-year or four-year college?

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Does a college name matter to future employers?

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What are the differences between a religious and non-religious college?

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What are the differences between a single-sex and a coed college?

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What are the differences between a public and private college?

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Is there a perfect college for you?

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How critical is the counselor recommendation letter?

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How should you approach a teacher for a recommendation?

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Which teachers should you request to write your recommendations?

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Should you solicit recommendations from non-school individuals?

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How many teacher recommendations do colleges require?

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Should students attend the college information sessions at their high schools?

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Are the college open houses worth the time and effort?

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What purpose should students expect to achieve at a college fair?

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Do you recommend that students and families attend college fairs?

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How important is the college essay in the selection process?

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How should your student approach preparing and completing the college essay?

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What is a good topic for the college essay?

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How long is a good college essay?

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What is the average cost of a public versus private college?

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How do I identify scholarships and grants for my student?

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How do you identify colleges that have resources to support students with learning challenges?

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What should students do to keep them on track throughout the application process?

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How important is the name or reputation of your high school to colleges?

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Can you recommend any good websites for college planning?

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How do you incorporate the internet with your college search?

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How can your school's college counselor support you with selecting a college?

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Should you hire an independent college counselor to assist you and your student?

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When should families begin talking to their student about college?

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What is the first step in the college search process?

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Jerome A. Cole, MA

Director of College Counseling, The Edmund Burke School

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Jerome A. Cole, M.A., is the Director of College Counseling for the Edmund Burke school in Washington, D.C. and the founder of Cole Educational Consulting Services (Cole ECS.) He has worked with students and families for over seven years to help them plan and strategize for college. As a college counselor at Burke, an independent college preparatory high school founded in 1968, Mr. Cole oversees a program that is designed to support students and families as they go through the selection and admission process for college. Mr. Cole advises over 100 students each year in a small academically challenging environment where every senior is expected to apply to and enroll in college. Prior to Burke, he was a school counselor at Bethesda-Chevy Chase high school in Montgomery County, Maryland. He has successfully counseled hundreds of students and helped them prepare for admission to a variety of schools such as: American University, Clark-Atlanta University, Davidson College, George Washington University, Harvard University, Pitzer College, Stanford University, Temple University, and the University of Maryland at College Park, to highlight just a few. He established the consulting firm Cole ECS to provide students and families with the necessary information and support to make the best choice for college. Cole ECS defines the best choice as the optimal learning and social environment to ensure a student’s holistic success, culminating in on-time or early graduation and desirable post-graduate options. Mr. Cole earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Catholic University, and then went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. He is certified as a school counselor and is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC).

When do colleges conduct interviews for prospective applicants?

College counselor Jerome A. Cole, MA discusses when colleges normally conduct interviews for perspective applicants.

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Speaker: When do colleges conduct interviews for prospective applicants?

Jerome Cole: I think there are probably two primary time periods or timeframes, if you will, when colleges conduct interviews. The first is during the spring of a student's junior year; you will see a lot of students that will be visiting college campuses during the spring and that's when quite a few interviews take place. The other timeframe would be the fall of your senior year; so the months of September, October, November, December, traditionally when you see a lot of colleges interviewing seniors. So I would plan to look at those -- from a planning's standpoint I would look at those two periods that's not to say that if they are not done during the summer or other timeframes, but those are the two primary periods when colleges conduct interviews.