Q:

My soon-to-be high school senior would like some tips on how to ace college admission interviews. -- Advice Wanted

A:

Students cannot go into an interview without some preparation. Here are some tips that will lead to a successful interview:

1. Learn as much as you can about the school from its website.

2. Go online and look for questions that are likely to be asked in an interview.

3. Practice your answers to these questions with family, but do not memorize them.

4. Prepare three to five questions that would not be answered by looking at the college website.

5. Follow good interviewing techniques by being on time, dressing appropriately, using good eye contact and having a firm handshake.

6. Remember to send a thank-you note to the interviewer.