10 Tips for Acing Your College Interviews


Over the coming weeks, we’ll be posting excerpts from our new app, Foyl.

Foyl helps high school students prepare for their college interviews. It’s available for free download on the Apple App Store.

Here are 10 things to keep in mind as you prepare for your college admission interviews.


  1. Prepare.
  2. Practice.
  3. Chat.
  4. Empathize.
  5. Reflect.
  6. Lead.
  7. Stand out.
  8. Show depth.
  9. Show interest.
  10. Be courteous.

And here are 13 things not to do during your college interview.

Don’t be:

  1. Rude.
  2. Late.
  3. Underdressed.
  4. Ill-informed.
  5. Laconic.
  6. Canned.
  7. Bored.
  8. Overly familiar.
  9. Boastful.
  10. Mendacious.
  11. Argumentative.
  12. Obsequious.
  13. Pretentious.
Dr. Sean

Dr. Sean

Co-Founder at Readerly
Dr. Sean has over a decade of teaching experience at universities in the US and Asia. He earned a BA with honors from Columbia University and a PhD from the University of London. You can read more about his teaching and research here.
Dr. Sean