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9 months ago
Admissions Advice

Should I lock my social media accounts during the college app process?

Hi,

I have a Twitter account and am wondering if I should lock it during the college application process. I have made a few political statements on there and am concerned it may hurt my chances. Do colleges even look at my twitter account? And if so, should I lock my account?

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9 months ago

well i mean in this case it just depends on the school some of the Admissions officers do look at social media accounts for prospective students. Racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination can greatly harm your college admissions chances. They suggest that you are capable of intolerance something that is unwelcome on college campuses. But i did some more re search and according to the survey, other college admissions officers think looking at social media profiles is an “invasion of privacy”. They feel that all of the information needed to make a decision about a student will be found in their application, such as GPA, letters of recommendation and personal statements. But i mean it just depends on the school.

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9 months ago

I think you should try to be as least controversial as possible. If your political statements clash with the opinions of admission officers, it may reflect badly on your application. Some admission officers do look at accounts because they want to see who you are. I would recommend locking it, just in case.

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9 months ago[edited]

I may be wrong but personally I’m pretty sure colleges just see you follow them and use that to see that you show interest. They don’t follow you back and see what you tweet. Unless you tweet at them but that isn’t advisable. Hope this helps! (Assumes they track interest. Common data set section c will say if they factor that in)

*Please refer to comment for “charecter issues”

An example may be:

At a college fair a school representative may see you having a super long convo with another school but that doesn’t matter to the school you are talking with now.

Hope this helps and please comment if you need clarification as I’d be happy to help clarify!

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