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Do admissions officers check social media profiles?

Hi everyone, I'm a junior and I've heard that college admissions officers sometimes check applicants' social media profiles. Is this true? If so, should I be worried about what I post online? What can I do to make sure my social media presence doesn't harm my chances of getting accepted? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's true that some college admissions officers may look at applicants' social media profiles, but it's not a universal practice. However, it's always a good idea to be cautious about what you post online, as it can potentially have an impact on your application.

One thing you can do is to set your social media profiles to private. This way, only people you have approved can see your content. Additionally, take a moment to review your posts and remove anything that might be considered inappropriate, offensive, or unprofessional. It's better to be safe than sorry!

Also, consider using your social media presence to showcase your interests, hobbies, and achievements. This can be a great way to demonstrate your passions and dedication to certain activities. Just remember to keep it positive and think about how your online presence might be perceived by someone who doesn't know you personally. Best of luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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