Jennifer Varnell, the Assistant Director of Education, School Counseling Services at Laurel Springs School recently wrote a blog entitled Social Media and College Admissions. This is an article that every Middle School–High School Student should read.

Following is an excerpt from the blog–

According to a recent study, at least a quarter of college admissions officers are using social media to conduct background research on applicants. While the practice is not yet routine, 12% of study participants said that “what they found negatively impacted the applicant’s chances of admission”.  Some college admissions officers cited examples of inappropriate behavior and plagiarism when explaining how social media can reveal negative impressions of an applicant.

Just thought you should know.

Ann Simpson

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