Category: Social Media and College Admissions

College Visit Cancelled? Here’s What to Do Instead

By IvyWise on 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

By IvyWise on Monday, January 13, 2020

college admissions officers looking at social mediaBut That Shouldn’t Scare You If You’re Smart Online

The latest Kaplan survey of college admissions officers found that 36% of admissions officers have visited applicants’ social media profiles to learn more about them – up from 25% last year. Almost 70% of them think that looking at social media is “fair game” in the admissions process.

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Do College Admissions Officers Check Social Media?

By IvyWise on 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

By IvyWise on 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This spring, at least 10 members of Harvard’s class of 2021 had their offers of admission rescinded after the university was alerted to a private group message in which some incoming freshmen were posting offensive memes.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

By IvyWise on 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

By IvyWise on 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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