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 …

Myth: I’ve Never Heard of This School, So it Must Not Be Good

There is a common misconception that if a school isn’t a well-known household name, it 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 …

Don’t Believe These Myths About State Schools

When creating their shortlist of preferred schools, some students do not even consider their state college. 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 …

No GMAT? No Problem! Busting a Common MBA Admissions Myth

Have you stopped short of applying to business school because you were uncertain about taking the GMAT? That’s understandable; preparing for and taking the GMAT is a time-consuming and expensive process, especially considering that many prospective applicants end up taking this entrance exam more than once. But what if you could get into business school …

Myths about Transferring Colleges

Transferring colleges can be a stressful time as you make sure you have everything you need to make the major change. There are a lot of myths surrounding the transfer though, so here are some things you need to know. Myth: My Credits Won’t Transfer  While the myth of “My credits won’t transfer” has some …

Myths About Community Colleges

Community colleges aren’t a top choice for many high school students or college oriented adults. However, they should be considered as an option more than they are as they have a number of career and educational benefits and are often undervalued. Here are a few myths that surround community colleges: Community College is Not A …

Top 5 Myths About College Students Debunked

You weren’t born yesterday: Student life is exciting yet challenging and stressful. You choose a college, decide on loans and personal finance strategies, all while studying, and doing your best to survive assignments and exams. The harder you try, the more it hurts to hear a the rumors and myths about college life nowadays. For incoming …

Myth: Colleges are ONLY Looking for Well-Rounded Students

Doubtless you’ve heard the term “well-rounded” a thousand times over during your school years. That term may have even inspired you to branch out, to sample a bunch of different extracirriculars or interests in order to appeal to admissions officers. If colleges are looking for well-rounded students, you better get busy rounding yourself out then—right? …

4 Myths: College As Seen on TV (and Movies!)

There are countless college scenes in our favorite movies and TV shows. Often the first image conjured up when associating movies and college is a big party with lots of red Solo cups and silly bets or dares. Or maybe some freshman or new frat member hazing ritual. But there is a world of difference …