It is college interview season for high school seniors. Local college alums and admissions representatives from all over the nation are tirelessly meeting with college prospects for the sake of putting a face on the students' applications. Stomachs churn. Butterflies flutter. Doubts fill the room. The college interview is, unfortunately, one of the most gut-wrenching parts of the college admissions process.
The majority of high school seniors will never need to endure this rite — but for those students applying to selective private universities, your time has come.
Please allow me to calm some nerves.
First of all, the interviewers are not out to make you feel uncomfortable. It's actually just the opposite. They want to get the best out of you, and for the most part, will do everything they can to put you at ease.