Admissions Office

Interviews Tips


  • Familiarize yourself with Union.
  • Schedule your appointment.
  • Be on time for your appointment.
  • Dress appropriately. Remember, first impressions are important.

The interview itself

  • Be prepared to speak about yourself.
  • Be prepared to ask questions about Union.
  • Use a notebook or 3" by 5" card to remember key questions you have.
  • Remember to use good posture and maintain appropriate eye contact.
  • Use correct grammar.
  • Avoid inappropriate language and "like," "you know" or "um."
  • Take time to think before you answer questions.
  • Exude confidence.
  • Be yourself, not someone you think you are supposed to be.

Some questions you might be asked

  • What are your goals and aspirations?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What classes are you taking in your senior year?
  • How would your teachers describe you?

Some questions you might ask

  • What makes Union unique?
  • What are the most popular majors?
  • What do students do on the weekends?
  • What kind of internships and research opportunities are available?

About parents

  • Parents are welcome to ask questions at the end of your interview.

Using the interview to your best advantage

  • Ask the interviewer about successful applications to the college and what yours should include.
  • If you want to know how your qualifications match a particular college, you can ask your interviewer.

After the interview

  • Send a short thank-you to your interviewer soon after your appointment. Be sure to reference something specific from the interview.
  • If you have a question that was not answered during your interview, include it in the note.