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Are college admissions officers really looking at my social media?

Hello everyone! I'm a high school junior and I've heard that college admissions officers sometimes look at applicants' social media profiles. Is this true, and if so, how can I make sure my online presence doesn't hurt my chances of getting into my dream school? Thanks for any advice!

8 months ago

Hi there! It's true that some college admissions officers may look at applicants' social media profiles, but it's not a guarantee. Their primary focus is on your academic achievements, test scores, extracurricular activities, and other parts of your application. That being said, it's always a good idea to keep your online presence clean and professional. Here are a few tips to help you out:

1. Set your social media profiles to private, so only your friends and family can see your posts.

2. Be mindful of the content you post and share. Avoid posting anything offensive, inappropriate, or polarizing.

3. Regularly review your profiles for any old posts or photos that you may not want admissions officers to see.

4. Use your real name and a professional-looking profile picture.

Remember, it's better to be safe than sorry. Making these small changes now could help you in the long run. Good luck with your college applications!

8 months ago

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