2. Poor Self Evaluation
It is equally bad to underestimate yourself and to think of yourself too highly. In any of these cases, you can end up in the wrong college.
There are two effective ways to avoid these extremes.
Talk to the college admissions counselor at your school prior to making applications. This professional will help you to evaluate your position as a college applicant from an academic point of view thoroughly and objectively.
Remember that the academic institution that you pick must correspond to your preparedness as well as to your interest and goals.
The second method involves an effective application strategy.
Apply to a set of top colleges and to some good ones, which you have high chances for.