Few colleges require an interview, though many recommend it.
If the college requires or recommends one, see if you
can schedule it during your campus visit.
As with any interview, be on time. If you know you'll
be delayed, call ahead. Also, review information and
notes you have on the college and prepare a list of
questions ahead of time. Take the list along, so you're
sure to cover everything you wanted to find out.
In your interview, you'll probably be asked about your
academic background, interests, hobbies, goals and why
you're interested in the college. It's natural to be a
little nervous. Try to see it as a conversation in which
you ask questions, too. If you do that, you'll be more
likely to relax and enjoy the experience.
Mr. Jason D. Hamilton, the former Director of Admissions at Sewanee—The University of the South, presented on this topic to Baylor juniors. Linked here are his suggestions in a power point presentation. If you have other questions, please contact your college counselor.