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#062 – Misinformation about college admissions is widespread and constant. And, although poor and downright wrong information is often circulated with the best of intentions, it has the potential of taking you down a path that does not help your college goals. On this episode, I uncover the truth behind six popular myths, having to do with preparing and applying to highly selective colleges and universities, the affordability of a private college education, school rankings, the role that legacy and networking play in college admissions, whether some people simply cannot succeed in college, and the value of community colleges. Using a combination of personal experience, the use of reputable outside resources, and examples, I outline the facts that debunk those myths. Some contain pockets of truth, while others are vehemently false. My hope is that by understanding these prevalent myths, you can accurate decisions and take the steps that will get you closer to achieving your college admission goals. You can find the show notes to this episode at https://collegemetropolis.com/62. You can help our show greatly by telling others about us and by leaving us a positive review and 5-star rating on the platform you used to download this episode. That will be very helpful to our efforts to help high school students and parents through the college admission process. Thank you!