While it's not standard practice now for Utah colleges to look at an applicant's Web presence, admissions officers at schools across the country and potential employers are checking online footprints more and more, the Desert News reports.

Kaplan Test Prep recently reported that a higher percentage of college admissions officers are searching applicants’ social media and online presence than last year. Yet most college applicants don’t seem too concerned about it.

The phone survey of 381 admissions officers found that 29 percent of college admissions officers have Googled applicants and 31 percent have looked at applicants' social networking pages.

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