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6 Social Media Dos and Don'ts During Application Season

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

Learn Best Practices Surrounding Social Media During the College Process

Whether it’s chronicling school tours or posting admissions outcomes, many students turn to social media to share their college admissions journey with friends and family. While there is nothing wrong with updating your profile regularly, it’s important to be mindful of what kind of content you are posting – especially during college application season.

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Yes, College Admissions Officers Are Looking At Social Media

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 13, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

But That Shouldn’t Scare You If You’re Smart Online

The latest Kaplan survey of college admissions officers found that 36% of admissions officers have visited applicants' social media profiles to learn more about them – up from 25% last year. almost 70% of them think that looking at social media is “fair game” in the admissions process.

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Do College Admissions Officers Check Social Media?

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 29, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Students Need to Mindful About What They Post Online

A recent survey of college admissions officers found that 25% of admissions officers have checked out an applicant’s social media profile in order to learn more about them. Since this number has dwindled in recent years, do students really need to worry about colleges admissions officers looking at their online profiles?

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Yes, Your Social Media Matters When Applying to College

By IvyWise on Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 12:59 PM

Even After You’re Admitted Your Social Media Presence Can Impact Your Admission Decisions

This spring, at least 10 members of Harvard’s class of 2021 had their offers of admission rescinded after the university was alerted to a private group message in which some incoming freshmen were posting offensive memes. This is a good opportunity to remind college bound students of the effect social media can have on the college admissions process before – and after – applying.

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New Ways Students Can Explore Colleges Using Social Media

By IvyWise on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 02:55 PM

New Social Media Networks and Mobile Apps Make It Easier For High School Students to Connect With Colleges

This summer, rising high school seniors can explore colleges without having to leave the comfort of their homes. Though most students conduct their preliminary college research on the college’s websites, social media is becoming a more popular avenue to explore when gaining insight into a campus’s culture, offerings, and student life.

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Social Media and The College Search

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 @ 03:08 PM

#CollegeSearch: Finding your Best Fit with Social Media

You’ve gone on the tours, sat through the information sessions, and examined every inch of the websites – is there any resource you haven’t exhausted in researching colleges? There may be, and it’s something you interact with on a daily – if not hourly – basis. Though social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr may seem like distractions in a tight schedule of school work, extracurricular obligations, and college applications, they can be effective resources by which prospective students research possible schools from the comfort of their own computer or smartphone.  

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