Do Colleges Look at Students’ Facebook Pages?

Have you ever wondered why a college admissions officer would look at your social media page? A recent study by Kaplan showed that admissions officers look at social media pages for a variety of reasons:

1. If the applicant mentions a special talents
2. To verify awards
3. If an applicant has a disciplinary history
4. If an applicant applies for a scholarship
5. If they receive an anonymous tip

So take time now to make sure your online presence is tidy and respectable! When I work with students, I often review their Facebook accounts to make sure there are no red flags there that can catch the eye of an admissions officer.