Can online profiles sabotage college applications?

11/27/2007 | Dayton Daily News (Ohio)

Some 26% of college admissions departments are actively researching students via Google and 21% are casing social-networking profiles, according to a University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth study this fall of 453 college admissions departments. "Every college has raised the bar on what they want from our students academically, and now it's socially, as well. What ends up separating you from another student could be how you present yourself online," said Joan Place, a director of guidance counseling at an Ohio high school.

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