Questions When Interviewing the School

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We designed the questions below to better prepare you when talking to the different schools while completing your information gathering. Ensure you control the interview(s) with the school(s), keep the admissions representative(s) focused on point and listen very carefully to the answers. Make notes so you can reflect on this later, and call them back if you need more information or decide to enroll. The notes will also help you when you compare schools side-by-side.

A List of Questions:

  • Do you have the available field of study I am considering?
  • Based on what I have told you about myself, what programs do you suggest and why?
  • What level of education will I need for my career and why?
  • Which schools do you consider your biggest competitors?
  • What makes you better than your competition? Why your school?
  • How long is your program?
  • What is the cost of the program? What does this include and not include? (Example: books, supplies, industry certifications)
  • Are you accredited and by whom?
  • When does your accreditation renew?
  • Are you on provisional certification with the US Department of Education?
  • How many students are in a class?
  • Will I have a dedicated support person I will be able to contact for possible various issues such as coping with the learning material or administrative questions?
  • What prerequisites do you have for acceptance to the program?
  • How do I fund the program? Do you have financial aid available? Will I qualify for it?
  • What is the process to enroll, should I decide to do so?
  • I would like to meet some of the faculty and past graduates. Could you set that up for me?