Myth: The More Selective A School, The Better It Is

Exclusivity always gives off the feeling of “best.” Not everyone can get in, so the more exclusive the better. Right? College Fit is More Important than Selectivity Just because a college is selective does not automatically make it a better choice for everyone. When it comes to colleges, one size does not fit all. A …

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, 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

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: There is an “Easier Testing Date” for the ACT/SAT

The myth of the “easiest testing date” for the ACT and SAT 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 …

Myth: If You Don’t Like Science, 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 …

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 …

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. …

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. 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

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 …