If you're visiting colleges in the few weeks remaining before classes start, your time on campus is a great opportunity to arrange an interview. The interview gives you a chance to put a face and personality to your application. Also, your request to interview, especially if the interview is optional, demonstrates your interest in the college. Many colleges use the subjective category of "student interest" as one of the criteria for making admissions decisions.
Most college interviews are congenial -- the interviewers aren't out to trick you, but to get to know you. However, it can be embarrassing and weaken your application if you struggle to answer a question. Before you walk into a college interview, make sure you can answer these 12 common interview questions. And if you want to be even more prepared, practice answering these 20 more college interview questions.