Admissions

Application Trigger Points

Anyone who keeps up with the world of college admissions trends knows that it has become a somewhat common practice for admissions officers to use Google and Facebook to learn more about certain applicants. You might be saying, “Yeah, big deal. That’s old news, Dave. So what?”

Well, new information has emerged that reveals the kinds of so-called “trigger points” (a term related to those infamous “microaggressions,” but that’s blog fodder for another day) that pique the curiosities of admissions folks and drive them to Google and Facebook. This info comes to us from a 2015 Kaplan Test Prep survey.

Kaplan spokesperson, Russell Schaffer, sent me a few details about these surprising results yesterday, so they are fresh off the press:

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