Myth #1 – It’s better to get good grades than take challenging courses.
When you have even modest success in advanced or accelerated courses, it indicates to a college that you can handle challenging courses – like those you will find in college. A challenging college preparatory program or some advanced placement courses will help you get into more selective colleges.
Myth #2 – The standardized tests (ACT, PSAT, & SAT) are more important than your high school grades.
Colleges know that your performance in high school is a better predictor of college success than the standardized tests. That does not mean that most colleges will ignore your SAT or ACT scores
Myth #3 – I need to decide on my career before I can choose a college.
College is your time to explore. Except in a few specific situations, you can choose a major in your sophomore year and…
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