27 May Should You Rely on College Admissions Forums
College Admissions Forums
Applying to college can be such an overwhelming process that parents and students sometimes do not know where to turn for advice. One source of information are forums such as Quora and Reddit, where students can get both professional and personal advice. Campus Sonar, which conducts social media research for colleges, reports that prospective and admitted college students are regular users of these platforms. While these platforms can be immensely helpful, students should take what they learn with a grain of salt and subject it to additional research or vetting. In fact, sometimes the information may not be accurate at all. Parents especially need to be mindful about using these forums, as they are mainly geared toward students and are sometimes a place where students go to vent about parental pressure. For a thoughtful discussion about college admission forums, this article provides a nice overview.