Students' social media profiles hurt college admissions

10/29/2012 | Mashable

This year, 35% of college admissions officials who responded to a survey said they discovered something on students' social media profiles that negatively effected their admissions to college -- up from 12% who reported similar findings last year. Kaplan Test Prep's 2012 survey of college admissions found that officials cited vulgarities in blogs, photos of students consuming alcohol and essay plagiarism on their social media sites, including Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter.

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