Monday, April 25, 2011

College Admissions - Social Media Profiles Hurt 38 Percent of Applicants

Admissions staff check Facebook profiles:
In the college application, you’re a teen-age saint who tutors the underprivileged and picks up trash in the park. Online, you’re a party guy or gal flashing gang signs and strewing beer cans.

College admissions officers are looking at applicants’ Facebook profiles, according to Kaplan’s 2010 College Admissions Survey. (Here’s an infographic.) They also check Twitter and YouTube. Sixty-two percent said social-media profiles usually help applicants get accepted; 38 percent said  online profiles hurt students’ chances.

Reading students like an open facebook, or how social media is reshaping college admissions
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