Sample Interview Questions

  •  How did you first hear about Wesleyan?  What interests you about Wesleyan? 
  •  What has been your favorite course during high school?  Why?  What characteristics do you seek in your teachers?
  • Which subjects are you studying now?  Do you enjoy some more than others?  Why?  Are your courses easy or challenging?
  • What subject areas are you most interested in?  Discuss a book or project that you enjoyed.
  • If I were to wander into your school's faculty room and mention your name, what reaction would I get?  How would your teacher characterize you?
  • Tell me about your current schedule and activities. Why are these of interest? What do you gain from this interest?
  • Are you a different or better person because of the time you have committed to this interest?
  • What have you done during the summers?  Is there someone with whom you share a special interest?  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?
  • If the student expresses interest in taking a gap year: What might you do with a year off between high school and college?
  • 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?
  • What do you look forward to most about college?
  • The interview is as much for me to learn about you as it is for you to share who you are. Is there anything you have not talked about that you would like to share?
  • Any questions for me?