Admissions Counselor Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Admissions Counselor interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

Admissions Counselor was written by and updated on January 13th, 2017. Learn more here.

Question 1 of 30

Tell me about your leadership qualities and how those help you with leading your students.

Next Question  

List of 30 Admissions Counselor Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Tell me about your leadership qualities and how those help you with leading your students.

  2. 2.

    We are asking for 8 years of experience in an academic environment and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?

  3. 3.

    How often do you take work home with you?

  4. 4.

    How often do you monitor the progress of the students on your academic roster?

  5. 5.

    What unique qualities can you bring to our school?

  6. 6.

    What are your favorite resources for helping students discover potential career choices?

  7. 7.

    What is your current salary?

  8. 8.

    What causes you to feel dissatisfied on the job?

  9. 9.

    How would you describe your work ethic?

  10. 10.

    Do you consider yourself a team player? Why?

  11. 11.

    Tell me about yourself.

  12. 12.

    As an admissions counselor you will often be privy to sensitive situations. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?

  13. 13.

    As an admissions counselor, understanding sources of inspiration is important. Who has inspired you in your life and why?

  14. 14.

    How do you handle stress on the job?

  15. 15.

    All of our candidates must pass a criminal record check and education verification. Is there any reason why you would not be comfortable with this?

  16. 16.

    What would you do if a student on your academic roster was failing a course?

  17. 17.

    When given your student roster, how much of each student's background do you like to learn?

  18. 18.

    In your opinion, what are the top 3 functions of an admissions counselor?

  19. 19.

    Why do you want to work as an admissions counselor?

  20. 20.

    Walk me through your approach with students who are undecided on their major.

  21. 21.

    How familiar are you with the undergrad and graduate programs at our school?

  22. 22.

    Under what circumstance would you suggest a student change majors?

  23. 23.

    What did you think of your admissions counselor when you were an undergraduate student?

  24. 24.

    What do you find most rewarding about being an admissions counselor?

  25. 25.

    What questions do you have for me?

  26. 26.

    If asked, how do you believe your coworkers would describe you?

  27. 27.

    When faced with a problem, are you more likely to jump into solving it, or are you the type to carefully assess the issue first?

  28. 28.

    When have you worked among a diverse group of people?

  29. 29.

    Presenting accurate reports and documentation is an important part of being an admissions counselor. How would you describe your written communication skills?

  30. 30.

    What do you know about the culture at our school?