With the onset of another school year, many rising high school seniors are taking deep breaths and getting their minds right in order to enter the college-process sweepstakes. For most of these prospective collegians, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. They'll get one shot at finding the “right" college. That's why there is so much tension and stress involved in applying to college these days -- particularly since not everything you hear is true -- some "facts" you come across may end up being myths.
With the cost of college seemingly soaring out of sight -- and so much at stake -- it's crucial to have the right information about the various components of the application process. Unfortunately, there's almost as much wrong information out there that can lead applicants astray. Thus, I thought I would highlight some of that wrong information for this year's applicants. Hopefully, setting the record straight about these seven “myths" can go a long way in keeping things on track.