So, we finally graduated high school, and now we’re looking to move on with our life and attend college. College is a great time in a young adults life. There is a lot more freedom, you really learn responsibility, and you’re bettering your life everyday by going to college. Although, since you most likely just graduated high school, college is still pretty foreign to you. You may be looking for a college to attend, and you’re not sure what to believe about college admissions.
Below we have a list of popular myths that people tend to talk about when they think of college. You most likely have heard them before, but you’re just not sure whether to believe them or not. Well, we’ll tell you which ones are lies!
- “It’s better to get good grades than to take challenging courses.”
- “If you’ve never heard of the college, it’s probably not very good.”
- “You should only go to a college that has good rankings.”
- “You won’t get into a college if you have a below average score on your SAT.”
- “The earlier you send in your college application, the greater of a chance you’ll get accepted.”
- “The more sports and clubs you’re involved with, the better.”
- “If you’re good at sports, you’ll get a free ride through college.”
- “Only the top students will receive financial aid.”
- “Public colleges are cheaper than private.”
- “You have to choose your major before you attend college.”
A lot of people act like they know everything about college. If you’re really looking for some questions to be answered, the best thing to do is to actually talk to your guidance counselor at your high school or at the college you’ll be attending. It is best that you know what you’re getting yourself into before you actually do it. So, if you can, find someone that can answer your questions. In the mean time, read over these myths above to clear up any you may have right now.