College Admissions Advice to Students: Think Now, Tweet Later

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High school seniors are pretty busy this time of year. They’re doing school work, filling out those tedious college applications, perhaps volunteering or working a part time job. Then there’s the all-important, time-consuming social life.

No matter how busy you are, there’s one more thing to add to that to-do list — clean up your social profiles.

Kaplan Test Prep’s 2012 survey of college admissions officers finds schools are discovering information about prospective students that is negatively impacting their chances of acceptance.

Jeff Olson, Vice President of Data Sciences for Kaplan tells Mashable it’s not just Facebook either. He says as more and more kids are using Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter, their online footprint spreads far and wide, with lots of results showing up in a Google search.

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