Would You Like a Car to Go With That Bumper Sticker?: Eight questions to ask when deciding between colleges

In front of you are glossy brochures that represent X University and Y College, your top two choices, both of which have already told you they love you back. Congratulations! Here are some questions to ask yourself as you try to choose between them.

Caution: College admissions officers peeking at Facebook profiles

If you are considering applying to college add a review of your Facebook or MySpace profile to your to-do list. While employers have been checking the online profiles of job applicants for a number of years, a 2008 Kaplan survey indicated that college admissions officers are beginning to visit the social networking websites of applicants. Kaplan surveyed 320 admissions officers and reported that 1 in 10 had looked at an applicant’s social networking site.