Facebook and Admissions

The revocation of at least ten offers of admission by Harvard University this year due to despicable comments these students made on a Facebook page should serve as a warning shot to college applicants across America and around the world. Those posts students make on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, you name the platform —

Read More

Social Media Can Hurt in College Admissions Too

Oh nuts. We hate picking on “CNN.” We love Anderson Cooper! And “CNN” has been taking too many unwarranted hits these days with all the erroneous “fake news” claims. But there is a misleading headline we feel the need to correct for our readers. A piece by Kelly Wallace is

Read More

College Applicants and Social Media

Worried about your Facebook page as you apply to highly selective colleges? Or maybe your Instagram feed? You’ve got good reason to be concerned. Ivy Coach is featured in today’s “The Daily Pennsylvanian,” the newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania. The piece, written by Sophia Leporte, is entitled “Bringing college

Read More

Social Media and Admissions

Students applying to highly selective colleges should clean up their Facebooks. They should clean up their Instgrams. They should clean up their Twitters. And they should clean up all of the other social media accounts they have. If you’re wondering what you think we mean by “clean up,” we mean

Read More

Social Media and Admission Decisions

Brian Taylor, Director of Ivy Coach, is featured today on the pages of “The Daily Pennsylvanian,” the newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania. In the piece by Caroline Simon entitled “Social media plays increasing role in admissions,” Simon writes about how admissions officers are increasingly turning to social media to

Read More

LinkedIn in College Admissions

There’s an article in “Christian Science Monitor” about the role of LinkedIn in college admissions. More and more students, it turns out, are using LinkedIn as a way to express themselves and share information that is relevant to them. That’s entirely unsurprising. This is news? Well, LinkedIn did lower the

Read More

Tweeting and College Admissions

There’s a terrific piece in “The New York Times” entitled “They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets” by Natasha Singer that we wanted to discuss with the loyal readers of our college admissions blog. In the piece, Singer writes about a student who attended an information session last

Read More

Facebook and College Essays

There was an article yesterday in the newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania, “The Daily Pennsylvanian,” in which our Founder, Bev Taylor, is quoted that focuses on admissions officers disclosing on social media what is written in college essays. One admissions officer in particular, a former Penn admissions officer by

Read More

LinkedIn and College Admissions

There is an article out today in “US News & World Report” about LinkedIn and college admissions. Authored by Menachem Wecker, the article discusses a new feature on LinkedIn in which folks can endorse the skills of others. For instance, if you think that a former employee was a very

Read More

Facebook Photos and College Admission

Allen Grove, writer of the “About.com” blog on college admissions recently posted about fifteen Facebook photos that will make you look good to admissions officers. While we typically enjoy his posts, we happen to think that this post is utterly ridiculous. Citing a 2010 Kaplan survey in which it was

Read More

ADFSD