College-bound students, beware: College college admissions officers may be looking you up on Facebook. Make sure what they see is suitable for viewing!
According to surveys of college admissions officers, social media is often used in the admissions process to vet applicants and recruit prospective students.
Some college admissions people have stated that a student’s Facebook presence can make a difference in making admissions decisions. Indiscreet social media postings can give alumni interviewers and admissions people a negative impression of the student.
Since many admissions decisions have a highly-subjective component, a negative impression could move your application from the “close call” pile to the rejection basket.