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The Impact of Social Networking Sites on College Admissions

on September 19, 2008 in Admissions Process, Application Process

A recent survey of college admissions offices highlights the impact a student’s Facebook or MySpace page can have on admissions decisions. While the percentage of admissions offices checking social networking sites is still fairly small, the numbers are growing. Admissions officers may check these sites if there is a concern or question about an applicant, and in some cases have been directed to these sites from other applicants. You should consider the ramifications of posting material that may impact your application. Read more in this recent article in the Wall Street Journal.


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