Question: Do Colleges Vet Applicants’ Social Media Sites?

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May 17, 2015
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Paying for College, Research, Current Events

Answer based on small sample size survey (from Chicago Tribune):  Many do!

From her survey, 67 percent of the schools admitted to Googling a prospective student, and 86 percent admitted to researching students’ social media sites. Why? To protect their school, its reputation, and to avoid potential bad apples from spoiling their brand, among other reasons.

You have been warned!

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Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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