Sample Interview Questions

  •  What has been your favorite course during high school?  Why?  What characteristics do you seek in your teachers? 
  •  How would you rate your academic strengths and weaknesses?  Are you better in some areas than others?  Do you know why?
  • Which subjects are you studying now?  Do you enjoy some more than others?  Why?  Are your courses easy or challenging?
  • If I were to wander into your school's faculty room and mention your name, what reaction would I get?  How would your teachers characterize you?  Do some teachers see you differently than others?
  • How would you rate yourself as a writer?  What was the most challenging writing assignment you've faced?
  • What subjects do you plan to study in college?  Are there any new subjects you hope to try?  Do you have any dreams or goals after graduation from college?
  • Are there any specific extracurricular interests or activities that you plan or hope to pursue in college?
  • Why are these of interest?
  • What have you done in these areas before?  Have you participated during high school or in your community?
  • What do you gain from this interest?
  • Are you a different or better person because of the time you've committed to this interest?
  • What have you done during the summers?  Is there someone you share a special interest with?  Is there someone in your life who has had an impact on your life and why?
  • If the student has worked at a job: How did you get the job?  Did you enjoy it?  What were the best/worst features of your job?  Did you learn anything about yourself in this job?  Would you do it again?
  • What might you do with a year off between high school and college?
  • Tell me about your current schedule and activities.
  • Why do you want to go to Wesleyan?
  • What subject areas are you most interested in? Discuss a book or project that you enjoyed.
  • Have you thought about a major or area of concentration? Ideas about your future?
  • What do you look forward to most about college?
  • How well do you do with independence? Give an example of a problem or task or project you have dealt with that required you to demonstrate your independence.
  • Any questions for me?