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WDKX.com » Blog » Social Media Posts Could Impact College Admission
Nov 12th 2013 8:04 am
Social Media Posts Could Impact College Admission
by news

A new survey shows that what high school students post on social media websites can possibly affect their chances of getting into college.

According to an annual survey by Kaplan Test Prep, 29-percent of college admissions officers say they have Googled an applicant. That number is up two-percent from last year.

The survey also shows that 31-percent of admissions officers had checked out a student's Facebook page or other personal social network website -- an increase of five-percent from last year.

However, the survey does show that only 30-percent say that what they found online had harmed a student's chances of being admitted. That's a decrease from 35-percent of last year.

College admissions officers say they are looking for bad judgment, bad language and bad behavior when they check an applicant's social media website