College applicants need to be careful with social media accounts

Colleges reviewing prospective student applications have publicly noted for several years now that social media accounts are fair game for admissions directors.  If you use and maintain social media accounts, admissions departments can, and often will, search the internet for what they can find on students who have applied to attend their college/university.  And students should be posting, commenting and sharing material with this in mind if they want to put their best foot forward when a curious admissions director starts trolling the web for recon.

Unfortunately for a group of students accepted to Harvard, they failed to heed this advice, as ten prospective members of the class of 2021 were recently informed that their admission to the school has been revoked, according to this story in the Harvard Crimson.   








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