College admissions counselors are often (unpleasantly) surprised by how poorly prepared some students are for their interview. Don’t be one of them! Make your college interviews memorable in all the right ways.

Remember, this may be your first-ever interview. But the admissions counselor, has spoken with dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of other students. They can spot preparation instantly. Take the time to get things right. After all, if you’re interviewing at a school you’d love to attend, these 20 minutes could be the difference between an acceptance and a rejection letter!