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Myths About College Orientation

Here are some common myths about freshman orientation. myths
Your freshman orientation will most likely have a LOT going on, from meeting your roommate for the first time to first semester course selection. But you may have heard quite a few myths about this event at the same time. Here are a few of those debunked. Myth: Parents Aren’t Allowed At Orientation This “myth” …
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Myth: If I Have A Low ACT / SAT Score I’ll Never Get Into My Dream School

A low test score doesn't mean your dream school is out of reach. myths
Your ACT/SAT score is only one of many factors that are used to assess your college application. A low ACT/SAT score decreases your acceptance odds. However, don’t rule it out completely. Colleges look at other factors, which means students can compensate their lower ACT/SAT scores in other ways. You can still get into your dream school. …
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More Myths About the SAT

Don't believe these myths about the SAT. myths
Plenty of myths circulate around the SAT and you’ve probably have heard a few as you’re preparing for your test date. Believing these myths can actually be detrimental to your final SAT score as well as your college applications. Here are just three you may have heard during high school. Myth: The PSAT Isn’t Important …
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Myths and Truths About the ACT and SAT

Here are a few ACT and SAT myths. myths
The ACT and SAT are very important parts of the college admissions process. However, that also means there are some ACT and SAT myths being spread. The time and preparation you spend on preparing for standardized tests will affect your future. Schools take ACT and SAT test results very seriously. Colleges receive enormous numbers of …
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Myth: You Should Take Both the ACT and SAT

Should I take the SAT or ACT, or even both? myths
You may be wondering, “should I take the SAT or ACT, or even both?” Some people believe the key to increasing their acceptance odds is by taking both the ACT and SAT. Let’s take a look at why that is, and why it’s not true. East and West Coast Schools Prefer the SAT, the Midwest …
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Myth: Taking Both the ACT and SAT Will Double My Success Rate

Taking both tests won't double your success rate. myths
“Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master one.” It’s a quote that speaks to being well-rounded, the value of having many skills and not focusing on one expertise. When it comes to the ACT and SAT, however, it might be better just take one. There’s a reason why taking both …
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Myth: Asking For Financial Aid Automatically Lowers Your Acceptance Odds

Does asking for financial aid automatically lower your college acceptance odds? myths
Many students are afraid that asking for financial aid automatically lowers their acceptance odds. Colleges understand that most students require aid to pay for tuition. However, when it comes to financial aid, there are two types of colleges, ‘need-blind’ and ‘need-aware’. Need Blind vs Need Aware Need blind colleges do not take financial need into …
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Myth: The More Selective A School, The Better It Is

Are selective colleges better than non-selective ones? myths
Each college has a different percentage of students they admit. Some colleges only accept a few applicants, others accept the vast majority. However, exclusivity always gives off the feeling of “best.” Not everyone can get in, so selective colleges are better. Right? College Fit is More Important than Selectivity Selective colleges are not automatically a …
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