Do Colleges Look at Students’ Facebook Pages?

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

1. If the applicant mentions a special talent
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 respectable! When we work with students, we often review their Facebook accounts to make sure there are no red flags there that can catch the eye of an admissions officer.

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