Myth: My Freshman Year Grades Don’t Matter

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Many people assume that their senior and junior years are the only ones that really matter when it comes to college admissions, but that line of thinking could seriously hinder their acceptance odds. College Competition A few years ago, your freshman year grades may not have mattered all that much. But today, with the number …

Myth: If I’m Deferred From a School, I’ll Never Get In

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Depending on how you look at it, getting deferred by a school could be a load off your mind or extremely frustrating. You haven’t been declined, yet you haven’t been accepted, putting you in a difficult spot. You may have heard the myth that you simply won’t get into the college after being deferred. However, …

Myth: If You Don’t Like Science, Avoid the ACT!

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There are so many myths that surround the ACT and SAT it could make your head spin. Many myths directly relate to which test you should (supposedly) take. One of which, is that if you’re not good at science, you shouldn’t take the ACT. Origin of the Myth This misconception stems from the fact that …

Myth: College Interviews Will Make Up For Weaker GPA And Test Scores

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Maybe a student is a confident orator and a people’s person. They perform exceedingly well during face-to-face interactions such as college interviews. Maybe, however, they don’t fare too well in written tests. Under these circumstances, they may be wondering about their chances of getting accepted into the college of their choice. Will a college interview …

Myth: High ACT / SAT Scores Guarantees College Admission

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This is one of the most common myths associated with college admissions. The truth is high test scores are only one of many factors that are used to evaluate college applications. The admissions committee will also take a look at your academic grades, personal essay, extracurricular activities, recommendation letter and extent of community involvement before …

Myth: It Looks Bad if I Take the ACT / SAT Too Many Times

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Appearance is everything when it comes to college applications. Students painstakingly craft a resume to sell themselves as the perfect student candidate. Understandably, they want to avoid anything that paints them in a bad light. Some fear that taking the ACT / SAT too many times will make them look like a failure in the …