WSJ On Campus: Can What You Post on Facebook Affect College Admission?

December 22, 2009 

Since so many teenagers are active on social media sites such as Facebook and MySpace, an issue of concern now being raised is how this type of activity may affect a college’s consideration of a student for admission. Recently a panel of admissions officers from some of the nation’s highest ranked colleges discussed this issue.

Click here to watch a discussion on the Wall Street Journal’s “On Campus” website concerning how Facebook, and other social media, postings are being treated by college admissions offices. For both students and parents, the discussion will provide some valuable insight into what admission offices think about such postings and how you can prevent this type of activity from affecting your or your child’s chances of admission to college.


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