Whether you are a high school student or the parent of a student, preparing for college interviews is an important step. An experienced college counselor will be able to guide you towards the best college course based on your talents, interests or skill sets, so it is important to make the most of their in-depth knowledge during your meetings.

The following are the top questions to ask during your college counselling :

  • When should I start preparing for college?

The subjects you choose during your secondary education will have an impact on the courses available to you at college, so it is important to have a plan in place at an early stage. Your college counsellor will help you create a roadmap so that you are fully aware of the key stages, tests, and dates.


  • How do I find the best colleges which offer the subject area I am interested in?
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College is an important and exciting time in every student’s life, so it is important to spend time comparing the range of colleges available. There are many people in your life who may have a college recommendation for you, but you should consider factors such as the location, activities, culture, and individual characteristics, so that you find the best choice for you personally.

  • Is there anything I can do to improve my chances of acceptance?

The best college counsellors will have many years of experience in guiding students through the application process, so they will be able to provide excellent tips and advice. For example, perhaps you would benefit from an interview preparation course, maybe you need to take part in more extracurricular activities, or perhaps you should retake the ACT or SAT test to improve your score.


  • What extracurricular activities will boost my application?


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Your grades will show your academic abilities, however,
 what you do with your free time will show potential colleges more about you as a person and the qualities you will bring to campus. The weekends or school holidays are a great time to develop your interests, with internships, placements, either paid or voluntary a great way to gain experience.


  • How do I write a great application essay?

Your application essay is a great chance for you to demonstrate to a college why you should be given a place, so it is important to pay attention to content, style and grammar. Above all, your essay should highlight what makes you unique so that you stand out from other applicants. If possible, you should include a letter of recommendation from a significant teacher within your secondary school, who is willing to write about your abilities.


College Counselling Dubai

In addition to our well-known examination preparation courses, such as the GMAT, SAT, ACT, GRE and PSAT tests, we also offer advanced college counselling Dubai wide. To find out more about how the team here at VKS Training can help you prepare for your college interview with college counselling in Dubai, please contact us today.