Preparing for Your Master’s Admissions Interview
Published on Nov 14, 2022 by Jess Reider
What to know when getting ready for your admissions interview at Full Sail.
When you’re enrolling in a master’s program at Full Sail University, our admissions representatives take special care in pairing you with the right degree program. That’s why our admissions interview shouldn’t be viewed as a hoop you have to jump through but instead as an important step in determining where your dreams will take you.
All prospective master’s students are required to conduct a phone interview with an admissions representative before their start date to ensure they are enrolling in a degree program that supports their goals. The interview is your chance to learn more about what to expect from your desired degree program and discuss your goals, background, experience, and what makes you a good fit for a master’s program.
“We want them to feel comfortable and confident in talking to us,” says Admissions Representative Tegan Miner. “We dig into what they’re currently doing and discover through conversation where they want to go, what their ultimate goals are, and how getting a master’s degree at Full Sail will support them in what they want to do.”
The interview process begins with scheduling a 30-60 minute phone call with an admissions representative who will ask you more about yourself and your educational goals. To best prepare for this call, it’s important to review the program page on the Full Sail site and check for any prerequisites for applying as well as having your undergraduate GPA available.
Some degree programs require specific prerequisites and the interview will give you the opportunity to ask questions and determine whether or not it’s the right program for you. Students looking to enter our Computer Science master’s program must pass an Advanced Program assessment to gain admission and are encouraged to attend a webinar prep session for it as well.
“We never assume anything, like that they’ve got it in the bag. We walk them through, if they need that, and really support them through everything,” says Tegan. During the interview, the admissions representative may inform you of additional prerequisites. (It’s important to note that if your undergraduate degree doesn’t correlate to your intended field of study, you may also be required to prepare a resume and/or letter of intent.)
Prospective students will also have the opportunity during the interview to ask specific questions about course content, Full Sail’s month-to-month education model, financial aid, and more.
“Sometimes with master's students, they’re a little bit more sure, they’ve done a little more research and they have a direction of where they want to go. It’s just helping them understand the degree programs that we do have. Just trying to help them connect the dots,” shares Sean Plank, another Full Sail admissions representative.
Overall, our master’s admissions interview isn’t intended to intimidate you but to ensure that you are able to put your best foot forward in a Full Sail degree program. Our admissions representatives will assess your career goals, authenticity, and willingness to commit to a rigorous schedule to help place you in the program that’s right for you.
“As far as the admissions process goes, it really is not intimidating. [Prospective students] should try to be open and understand that this is for them,” says Tegan. “We’re here for them and we want to help them succeed. So for those who do have concerns, it’s about trusting the process and knowing there are resources.”
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