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Running yourself ragged trying to round yourself out may tire you out faster

Myth: Round Yourself Out To Boost Odds of College Acceptance

Are you running yourself ragged joining every activity you can so you can round yourself out and fit the definition of a well-rounded student to boost your chances of getting accepted into a good college? The Well-Rounded Student Myth It may be time to take a step back. The term ‘well-rounded’ has been over-used and …
Are selective colleges better than non-selective ones?

Myth: The More Selective a School is, The Better

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 …
If you think your freshman year grades don't matter, you'd be mistaken.

Myth: My Freshman Year Grades Don’t Matter

Many people assume that their senior and junior years are the only ones that really matter when it comes to college admissions. However, 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 …
It's a myth that if you're deferred admission, you'll never be accepted.

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

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 admission. …
Are there easier SAT and ACT test dates?

Myth: There are Easier Testing Dates for the ACT/SAT

The myth about easier SAT and ACT test dates is so ingrained and so pervasive, people are still arguing about it. But where did the myth come from? And why has it stuck around so long? Origin of the Myth People love to swear by data, numbers, and studies. There were comparative studies done, looking at …
Getting good high school grades doesn't mean you don't need to study for the SAT or ACT.

Myth: No Need to Study for ACT/SAT if You Have Good Grades

Some students in high school find they don’t have to study particularly hard to get good high school grades. But that method can get them in trouble when it comes to the two big college entrance exams—the ACT and SAT. So even the most talented students should focus on and study up! A Different Kind …
Don't avoid the ACT just because you don't do well in science.

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

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 …
Does a college interview make up for weak test scores and grades?

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

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 …
Your college application essay doesn't have to be about your life story.

Myth: Your Application Essay Should Tell Your Life Story

The application essay is an important element of your college application, and many students agonize over what their topic should be. Since the essay portion is your chance to show the potential college who you are, many students want to write out their life story on the page. Here’s why you should avoid doing that. …
You don't need high ACT and SAT scores for to guarantee college admission.

Myth: High ACT / SAT Scores Guarantees College Admission

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. You don’t necessarily need high ACT and SAT scores for college admission. The admissions committee will also take a look at your academic grades, …