Few colleges check applicants' social media posts

Kylie Lacey's picture
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

To the teenagers who plaster their boredom and distaste for physics all over the Internet while still hoping to get into a good college, here's a cheerful message:

Admissions officers don't Google you, hunt you down on Twitter, or hack your settings on Facebook - usually.

Fewer than 1 in 3 admissions officers say they check students' social media postings or Google them when evaluating applications, according to a forthcoming 2013 survey from Kaplan, the test prep company.

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