Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Don't let social media come back to haunt you

Twitter is extremely popular with kids these days, even more so than Facebook. However, like any social media, students do not always think about what they tweet. College admission officers, however, might end up reading those short messages. A recent New York Times article discusses the issue.

While the article notes that many schools do not actively dig into social media activity of applicants unless something is brought to their attention, why take the chance? In the work environment, the mantra is do not write or post anything that you do not want to go public. An off color email to a colleague may end up getting you fired. Students should adopt that thinking, too. While posting on social media is part of growing up these days, it is important to remember that the Internet never forgets - deleting blog posts, tweets and Facebook updates does not guarantee that they go away.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Early decision coming up

Just a reminder to determine your Early Decision choice if you plan to use this option.  Many schools have a November 1 deadline so it's time to spend overnight visits at your top choice colleges.  That way, you can get the information you need to make a final selection.  Be sure to fill out the specific college supplement required on the Common Application so that you are ready to go!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Preparation reminders

It's almost the end of the school year. For rising seniors, that means planning your college essays, narrowing your school selection, and preparing your applications. For juniors, it's time to think about the courses, summer jobs, and test prep that will best prepare you for the college application process.

For seniors:
  • Essay prep.
  • College visits
  • Application deadlines.
  • Early decision issues.
For juniors:
  • Summer jobs
  • SAT test prep.
  • Narrowing your college list.