Yes, and, while I think actors in training are best served by taking a more liberal arts-centered undergraduate degree in Theatre (read some novels? take some cultural anthropology? study science because not everyone thinks the universe revolves around actors!), I think it's nonsense for most people with as little theatre experience as he has had to expect they will be serious contenders for places like Juilliard. No doubt there are always some exceptions--individuals who are just naturally gifted--but they are few and far between.