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Myth: Most Students Graduate In Four Years

The majority of undergrad programs are designed in such as way that students are expected to complete the curriculum in a total of eight semesters. In an ideal world, all students would graduate in four years. The Four Year Myth Unfortunately, in the real world, most students do not graduate within four years. If you …
You don't have to major in a subject you're really good at.

Myth: You Should Major in a Subject You Are Really Good At

It’s a common belief that if you’re good at something, you should make it your life’s path. This is especially the case when it comes to college. Many students believe that if they’re really good at a certain subject, they should major in it. However, that’s not always the case. You might find you’re strong …
There are college myths and realities surrounding the college search process.

College Search Myths (and Realities)

Conducting an exhaustive college search is your first step towards finding the right college for you. Unfortunately, as you look for tips on how to look for the right college, you are likely to come across numerous myths that could seriously derail your search and send you in the wrong direction. Without further ado, let’s …
There are a few myths about choosing a college major.

Myths About Choosing Your College Major

As you start filling out or even completing your college applications, you may have heard a few things swirling around about choosing a college major. However, there’s quite a lot of myths floating about! Here are just a few you may have heard. Myth: You have to declare a major on your college application. You …
There isn't just one perfect school for you.

Myth: There is ONE Perfect School for Me

While you’re looking at schools, you may have it in your mind that there is one perfect school for you, a “soulmate”. However, most students find that’s simply not the case. There Are Good Fits, Not Perfect Schools We all want there to be that “perfect” school, but that just isn’t the case. There’s no …
You'll actually have plenty of opportunities to interact and work with college upperclassmen.

Myths About College Upperclassmen

The class divisions in high school can be stark and unforgiving, and you might think that college will be more of the same. This really isn’t the case. Here are a few myths about college upperclassmen to break down for you. I won’t see any upperclassmen in my courses. While there are a few exceptions …
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Myth: Lesser-Known Schools Must Not Be Good

There is a common misconception that if a lesser-known school isn’t worthwhile. Brand-name is best, right? Not necessarily. Lesser-known doesn’t mean lesser. There are hundreds of schools that are lesser-known and still incredible. These hidden gems can be an ideal college fit for many students and are oftentimes overlooked because they don’t have as much …
Some students won't attend a state school due to a few myths

Don’t Believe These Myths About State Schools

When creating their shortlist of preferred schools, some students do not even consider their state school. This is mainly because of a few myths doing the rounds that have given these institutions a bad reputation. Myth #1: You’re just another number at a state school Fact: State schools can accommodate upwards of 25,000 students. With …