Think about who you are and the person you would like admissions officers to get to know!
If your email address reflects some funny nickname or private joke you have with your friends, get a new one! Set up a new address that is appropriate and easy to read. This is part of the identity you present to admissions officers. And please check this email account regularly. Admissions offices may reach out to you for a variety of reasons: to invite you to local meetings for prospective students, schedule interviews, alert you to missing components of your application and possibly request additional information for your file.
Much has been said about Facebook and college applications. Your Facebook page is an important consideration now. According to Steve Cohen, co-author of the book, “Getting In! The Zinch Guide to College Admissions and Financial Aid in the Digital Age, as cited on The Answer Sheet by Valerie Strauss, admissions officers are looking at applicants’ Facebook pages. Make sure yours does not include any photos you would be uncomfortable sharing with your admissions rep or an alum interviewer!
Project an image you are proud of!