College Admission Officers Check Social Media Often

- Education Week

More than a third of the nearly 300 college admissions officers surveyed by the Kaplan Test Prep company say they have visited sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to get more information about a prospective student.
College Applicants

UCLA athlete dismissed from team after students decry racist comments


UCLA athlete was dismissed from the cross country and track & field team after video of him making racist, sexist and homophobic comments surfaced across social media platforms.
Student Dismissed for Online comments

College Admissions: SATs Are Out, Personal Stories Are In

- Wall Street Journal

Hundreds of colleges dropped their mandate for a standardized test score this year as a result of the pandemic, but the replacement criterion at many schools may be just as daunting for would-be college freshmen: a new understanding of themselves and their place in the world as a result of the pandemic.
personal stories online

Preparing for College Can Start as Early as Freshman Year

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We have the inside scoop on what college admissions officers are looking at, how they are searching for you, and how to help you shine online to get into your dream college.
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  • 1

    Navigating College Readiness on Social Media Networks: LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube

    • How to Navigate The VIP Software

    • 10 News Stories About College Readiness on Social Media

    • Navigating College Readiness and Social Media Networks (Parents & Students)

    • LinkedIn: How to set up a profile for Students

    • Pinterest: How shine online with your "pins"

    • YouTube: Tips for a positive channel

    • Your turn...

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