How does a Facebook profile affect admissions chances?


With the rise of Facebook, a number of parents and students are asking:

Can what I post on Facebook affect my chances of getting accepted?

The website Unigo asked a number of experts — admissions counselors, college staffers, education consultants — and got a wide range of replies. Here are just a handful:

  • Facebook can hurt, but also help, when applying to college
  • Yes, negative online presence can impact college admissions success
  • With thousands of applications to read, most officers are too busy for Facebook
  • Stop worrying about admissions counselors, and worry about parents instead
  • Facebook can show both the best and worst of you
  • Posting on Facebook is like putting up a billboard

Click here to read all of them.