While we will continue to offer social media audits as part of our packages (our corporate mission is to maximize our applicants’ admissions chances after all), we wanted to cite an article in the Harvard Crimson that includes the following quote from Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons:
“We don’t do this very often, but we will look occasionally if there are situations where we think more information would help. If someone sends us a link of any kind, it doesn’t have to be from some company or some organization, if it seems relevant to making the best possible case for that person’s admission, we will certainly take a look at it.” (The italicized emphasis is ours.)
The point is please be careful with what you post on social media. But at the same time, don’t buy into a lot of the hype that is being perpetuated about how much social media is taken into consideration when reviewing applications. It’s being examined far less than 50% of the time as the schools feel their applications provide adequate material for making informed accept/reject/waitlist decisions the majority of the time.
Best of luck with your applications!
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