It appears college admissions officers aren’t visiting applicants’ social media profiles as much as in years past, and for a surprising reason, according to a new survey from Kaplan Test Prep.
In 2015, 40 percent of surveyed college admissions officers said they went to potential students’ social media profiles to learn more about them. But now, only 25 percent say they seek out applicants’ social media. A possible reason? Admissions officers can’t find the accounts.
Of the admissions officers who say they have visited applicants’ social media profiles, 52 percent say students have become savvier about hiding their social media presence over the past few years, or students have moved away from social communities where what they post is easy to find by people they don’t know.…Read More