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Myth: Everything in College is Different than High School

How is college different from high school? myths
There’s no doubt about it, the transition from high school to college is a big step. Graduating high school seniors hear all sorts of things about what to expect during their freshman year of college. Unfortunately, a lot of those things can be both intimidating and not entirely true. Here are a few myths that …

College Myths: Study Abroad Edition

Here are some study abroad myths. myths
Studying abroad is an experience many students wish for. This can a very meaningful and inspirational opportunity for students to partake in. However, there are many study abroad myths. We are here to set the record straight.  Myth #1: I can’t afford to study abroad Studying abroad can be less than, equal, or more than …

College Myth: Colleges Are Only Looking for One Type of Student

It's a myth that colleges only look for certain types of students. myths
A common misconception is that colleges only accept certain types of students. Similarly, some students convince themselves that individual colleges prefer students with very particular skill sets. In reality, colleges seek to build diverse and interesting classes. Part of higher education is familiarizing yourself with the world at large. This involves getting to know people …

Myth: In-State Colleges Are More Affordable

A private college could fit you more than an in-state college myths
Many college students–convinced that state colleges are cheaper–make the mistake of limiting their college search to in-state public colleges. For some students, an in-state public university may be the best choice. But, others risk attending a college that’s not a great fit by limiting their options without knowing the real cost of all their options. Are …

College Myth: I Shouldn’t Reach out to a College Until I’m Ready to Apply

You can reach out to a college whenever you want! myths
Many students assume they’ll reach out to a college during the application process, but this shouldn’t necessarily be the case. In fact, contacting a college before you apply can have advantages. Contacting a college before applying could actually improve your admissions chances Reaching out to a college as a prospective student shows you’re actively interested. …