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“Social Media Is Fair Game in the Admissions Process”
By Rachel Wegner — April 24, 2018 1 min read
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More than two-thirds of colleges see applicants’ social-media profiles as “fair game” for consideration in the admissions process, according to survey data released last week by Kaplan Test Prep—and 70 percent of students agreed.

But only 29 percent of admissions officers actually look at applicants’ social media as part of their process—a drop from 35 percent in 2017 and 40 percent in 2015, according to the findings.

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A version of this article appeared in the April 25, 2018 edition of Education Week as College Admissions

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