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Myth: The Topic of My College Application Essay Doesn’t Matter so Long as it’s Well-Written

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When applying for a college, standing out among the rest of the applicants is pretty important. Some people will do just about anything in order to make an impact on the admissions officers—and not always in a good way. Some people fabricate outlandish stories in their application essay in order to seem amazing, others drop …
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Myth: College Admissions Officers Won’t Really Look at my Social Media Pages

Do college admissions look at your social media pages myths
Admissions officers have to review hundreds (if not thousands) of applications, read essays, and even conduct interviews—they don’t have time to browse the internet and look at your social media pages, like your Facebook page or Twitter feed, right? Don’t bet on it. Really, don’t. Kaplan Test Prep performed a survey study in 2015 and …
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Myth: Name-Dropping Will Boost My College Acceptance Odds

Did you know that it's a myth that name-dropping will get you accepted into college myths
College applications are a very tedious, but important, thing on every student’s to-do-list. We must fill in the online application, take our ACT / SAT tests, and ensure that all of our transcripts and other documents are sent to the university on time–among a zillion other things. Students focus mostly on sending the documents and filling out their …
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7 Myths About College Freshmen Move-In Day

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As you get closer to your move-in day, the butterflies might be churning hard in your stomach. After all, you’re moving away from home (likely for the first time) and into your own space. You finally get to meet your roommate(s) and see if you actually get along. You have to share a bathroom with …
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5 Myths about the First Day of College

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With all the movies, TV shows, and tall tales out there, you might have a preconceived idea of what college is like. But the truth can get a little skewed as it’s passed down the line to you, and that can lead to some unrealistic fears or false expectations. But don’t worry, we’re here to …
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Myth: The Second Half of My High School Senior Year Doesn’t Matter

You may be tempted to relax for the rest of senior year, but you shouldn't just yet myths
Congratulations! You got a college admissions offer! You’re likely still riding the high of opening that letter and reading the long-awaited words: “We’re pleased to inform you of your acceptance into XYZ University.” So pop the confetti, get yourself a celebratory cupcake, and maybe do a little happy dance. You’ve done it! Note that the above …
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College Myth: Elite Colleges Prefer SAT over ACT

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The ACT vs SAT. A battle of the standardized tests. If you’re in college, thinking about college, or know anything about college- you’ve heard of them. You think they’re the same, right? Wrong. The ACT and SAT are both college entrance exams but have different components. The SAT’s test structure includes math, reading, writing and …
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