Hey guys, I'm a junior and I've heard some rumors that colleges might look at your social media accounts during the admissions process. Is this true, and if so, should I be worried about what I post online? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Hey there! It's true that some colleges may look at social media accounts as part of the admissions process, though it's not a guaranteed practice for every college. Admissions officers are trying to get a sense of who you are as a person beyond your grades and test scores, and social media can sometimes play a role in that. It's always a good idea to be mindful of what you post online, regardless of whether or not colleges are checking. Keep your profiles clean and avoid posting anything that could be seen as offensive or inappropriate. In general, it's best to present yourself in a positive light. If you're unsure about whether something is okay to post, ask yourself if you'd be comfortable with a future employer or teacher seeing it. When in doubt, it's better to be safe than sorry. Good luck with your college applications and remember to always be yourself, both online and offline!