Preparing for College
College Prep Questions and Answers
Admissions Fact or Fiction
- You have to decide on a major before you can enroll in college. Fact or Fiction?
Fiction. Colleges and universities don’t require students to declare a major prior to arriving on campus.
- Most schools base admission only on SAT or ACT scores. Fact or Fiction?
Fiction. Most schools base their decisions on many things, including grades, test scores, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, and more.
- It’s a good idea to apply to more than one college. Fact or Fiction?
Fact. Most admissions professionals recommend students apply to three or more schools. That way, the student has a better chance of being accepted to at least one of their preferred schools.
- If you don’t apply before January of your senior year in high school, you probably won’t be accepted anywhere. Fact or Fiction?
Fiction. Many schools will accept applications through March before the next fall semester, and some will admit students up to the beginning of a semester or term.