In an era of smart phones and technology always at our fingertips, social media is a deeply ingrained part of the daily lives of most teens. As students prepare to apply to college, many families ask me about the role social media will or will not play in the college research, application, and selection process. Here are a few things to consider: First, use social media as a research tool to learn about colleges and their students. Next, make sure you’ve verified the privacy settings on your social media pages. And finally, make sure your public social media presence is appropriate and respectful. Check out The Insider blog for more information on the social media in the college application process.
The Insider: College Admissions Advice from the Experts is where College Coach experts weigh in on the latest college admissions topics. We cover everything from application timelines and strategies to tips on financing your child's education.
Subscribe to Our Blog
ACT admissions applying from abroad choosing a major choosing the right college college admissions advice college admissions consulting college admissions process college applications college lists college loans college planner college visits common app common application common application help deciding on a college early action early decision educational consultant essay prompts essays FAFSA financial aid financial aid award getting in harvard high school resume how to get into an ivy league school international students ivy league mba mba programs parenting paying for college researching colleges SAT saving for college scholarships scholarship search standardized testing standardized tests summer activities summer planning writing college essays