Admissions

Seven College Admissions Myths

iStock

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.

Keep reading Show less
Find Your Best Fit
Find your best fit college and track your favorite colleges.
FORUMS
Connect with your future classmates
GUIDANCE
Offer not stacking up? These articles may help
GUIDANCE
Expert advice and answers to common SAT and ACT questions