Mistake #1

Putting all your eggs in one basket

Some students become fixated on gaining admission to a specific music school, neglecting to apply to other institutions. However, this narrow-minded approach can be detrimental and should be avoided.

Why is it a Mistake?

There are several reasons why focusing solely on one music school can shortchange you:

Changing Circumstances

Your personal circumstances, preferences, or goals may shift during the application process, making your initial choice less appealing or practical.

Financial Considerations

Failing to explore multiple options could limit your ability to secure the most favorable financial aid package or scholarship opportunities.

Buffer Against Rejection

Applying to multiple schools provides a safety net, increasing your chances of acceptance at least one institution, even if your top choice doesn't work out.

The Biggest Reason

During interviews or on their applications, some colleges may inquire about where else you've applied. Responding with "Nowhere" could raise red flags and potentially harm your chances of admission.Putting all your eggs in one basket can be a risky strategy.

By diversifying your applications, you not only increase your chances of success but also demonstrate a well-rounded approach to your musical education and future.


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