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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 …

Myth: My College Application Needs to be Super Quirky to Stand Out

You need stand out from the crowd to get into college, right? myths
If you’ve been reading up on college application tips, most of them say that you have to find a way to stand out from the crowd. Being different, having experienced–it’s finally time to use these things to your benefit. There are plenty of tips on how to stand out in college applications. However, there is …

College Myth: My Application Essay Should Sound Very “Grown Up”

Don't try to sound grown up in your college essay. Your essay is a reflection of yourself and your voice myths
Many college-bound students are thrown for a loop when it comes to writing the application essay. What should they write about? How should the write it? What shouldn’t they do? There are a lot of questions. One thing that many students think is that the essay has to sound “grown up” or “adult” so much …

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 …

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 …

Myth: The Second Half of My High School Senior Year Doesn’t Matter

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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 …

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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