There are so many facets to consider when it comes to choosing a college. Often times, it’s difficult to know who is truly helpful and who is just talking when asking for advice. Then, you keep hearing all this talk about going to the “best” schools – what does that even mean? Best price? Best graduates? Do you even know what “best” means? As you begin to draft your list of potential colleges, you will start to notice that everyone around you seems to have an opinion on where you should end up. The thing is, they aren't going to college - you are.And, while it's important to hear people out, it's also important to hear yourself too. The following examples are great reminders that, before you trust blindly, you should be aware of the following myths given in college advice (often with the best intentions):Everyone thinks their advice is the right advice. Choosing a college isn't easy so, naturally, you look to loved ones, friends and peers for advice. But, remember, good intentions and good advice are not the same thing. They likely have the best of intentions, but make sure you take advice regarding your college search from people who really know what they're talking about!You should attend my school – it’s the best place for you. Recruiters have a job to do and it’s not always in your best interest. It’s not always the case but remember that they do have to fulfill their job requirements – which means quotas to fill and making money for their university by getting students to attend.
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