Category: Social Media and College Admissions

Social Media and College Admissions

How to Stay Informed on Current Events

Monday, August 16, 2021
Stay Updated on Global and Social Issues By Doing Your Research

While every student should strive to stay updated on global issues, it’s particularly important for those interested in related fields like political science or public policy. Whether you’re in a degree program now or getting ready to apply to colleges that specialize in these fields, staying in the know is very important.

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College Visit Cancelled? Here’s What to Do Instead

Friday, March 13, 2020

AdobeStock_257007661Learn What to Do Next If Your College Tour is Cancelled

Generally speaking, the start of spring is a prime time for college tours, as many students schedule campus visits during their spring break. However, the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting plans dramatically, as a number of colleges are cancelling large gatherings, including campus tours.

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Yes, College Admissions Officers Are Looking At Social Media

Monday, January 13, 2020
college admissions officers looking at social mediaHow Does Social Media Affect College Admissions and How to Use It Best

The college preparation process, more often than not, begins with a simple web search. Parents and students have been utilizing the Internet for years as a way to learn more about colleges. Social media has become the next frontier in the college admissions process, with colleges, parents, and students all signing on in an effort to connect with one another, learn more about each other, and, ultimately, help students gain acceptance to their top-choice colleges.

Concern surrounding social media and college admissions has often focused on how social media can keep students out of their dream school, but, in reality, the conversation should highlight how social media can be a powerful tool to help students get in.

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Do College Admissions Officers Check Social Media?

Monday, April 29, 2019

social media and college list researchStudents Need to Mindful About What They Post Online

A recent survey of college admissions officers found that 25% of admissions officers have checked out an applicant’s social media profile in order to learn more about them. Since this number has dwindled in recent years, do students really need to worry about colleges admissions officers looking at their online profiles?

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Yes, Your Social Media Matters When Applying to College

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

social media matters when applying to collegeEven After You’re Admitted Your Social Media Presence Can Impact Your Admission Decisions

This spring, at least 10 members of Harvard’s class of 2021 had their offers of admission rescinded after the university was alerted to a private group message in which some incoming freshmen were posting offensive memes. This is a good opportunity to remind college bound students of the effect social media can have on the college admissions process before – and after – applying.

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Social Media Tips for High School Students

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Social Media Tips for High School StudentsHow Students Can Stay Smart Online When Applying to College

This year’s Kaplan survey of college admissions officers was released last month, and its findings, that more college admissions officers are looking students up online, have sent many students and families into a panic.  

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Using Facebook in the College Admissions Process

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Be Facebook Savvy in the College Admissions Process

FacebookIn a recent survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep, it was revealed that nearly a quarter of college admissions officers have used Facebook or other social media or networking sites to research a college applicant. In addition, 20 percent of admissions officers admitted to “Googling” applicants. While colleges don’t spend time regularly trolling facebook and checking out your wall, if you think you’re secure because you’ve adjusted your privacy settings, you need to think again!

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