It’s rare that a post catches my eye and makes me angry when the source is usually good. Should under-19s really clean up their social media acts before applying to university/college? Holding a can of beer (at very much under age 21) is hardly an offence in much of the world. Being at a party that takes stupid photos is hardly unknown. Admissions officers know this. Young people with brains try things out and that’s what real -even crusty – academics want. The young can be bound by rules when they have the degrees – not before. Of course, those who are older and seeking university admission need a more adult view of why non-conformism translates into productive academic curiosity – but that’s life.
Posted by: Gillian | April 28, 2011