Could Your Facebook Prevent You From Going to College?Beyond UCF, Culture — By Kevin Wolkenfeld on February 28, 2011 at 11:39 am Tweet
In a technological era, in which most of our personal information is readily available on the internet, it seems that lack of privacy could now affect your admission into a college or university.
The Huffington Post is reporting that a Kaplan survey of college admissions officers says over 80 percent of these admissions officers consider “social media presence” when recruiting students.
Although, the term “social media” doesn’t necessarily only apply to Facebook and its profiles, according to an All Facebook report, a Harvard admissions officer responded to the question, “Do high school students’ Facebook profiles affect their college applications?” by answering, “absolutely.”
The Huffington Post also references another instance with the editor of StudentAdvisor.com’s Dean Tsouvalas saying in a blog post that “in at least one case an admissions counselor told us they rejected a potential student based on their social networking profile.”
With the continuous growth of Facebook and social media it appears its significance in our lives will only grow.
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