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SocialTrase - Do you have a college-ready Social profile?

While social media can play a role in college admissions, it's just one factor among many that admissions committees consider. It's essential to be mindful of your digital presence. Along with your academic performance, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, and personal statement, it's critical to present a well-rounded and positive image of yourself in your digital footprint. Begin by understanding what's in your digital background. 

Your social media history can potentially impact your college admissions in several ways:

Universities may try to gather information from social media profiles that are accessible to the public. However, it is essential to realize that you have full control over your privacy settings. By modifying your settings to restrict public access to your posts, you can protect your online privacy and limit what admission committees can see.

Likelihood of Social Media Review

The AACRAO survey revealed that nearly three-quarters of colleges incorporate social media scrutiny into their admissions and enrollment decisions. Additionally, the survey indicated that a quarter of colleges frequently and systematically examine prospective students' social media profiles. Notably, private, not-for-profit institutions are particularly inclined to engage in this practice compared to other types of colleges.

Social Media Review

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) conducted a comprehensive survey titled "Social Media Monitoring and the Admissions Process," which differed from Kaplan's approach. AACRAO's survey reached beyond admissions officers, extending to enrollment managers and financial officers at more than 700 colleges and universities.

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