By: Julia Rubin
GettyCollege application season is wrapping up, which means anxiety's setting in. Your mind is swirling with a million different questions: Is your GPA high enough? What about your test scores? Is your essay up to snuff? How about your...tweets?
The conversation around how social media is affecting admissions has reached a fever pitch this year, but is the hysteria warranted? The short answer: Probably not. "We are not seeking out social media information on applicants," says Kirk Brennan, director of admissions at the University of Southern California. "We're not interested in spying on them. We trust students to submit an honest representation of themselves in the application. But will we consider information we happen to come across? Absolutely."
Alexandra Fields, an admissions counselor at Barnard College, echoes Brennan's sentiments: "We do occasionally stumble upon unintended information that can influence how we feel about an applicant, but it's notRead More »from Do Colleges Really Care What You Tweet?