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Colleges check students' Facebook, Twitter

You may want to take a closer look at your kids' Facebook and Twitter pages before they send out their college applications.

A recent study from Kaplan says 31 percent of 381 admissions officers surveyed say they check an applicants Facebook page or other social media pages to learn more about them. That's up 5 percent from last year, and is the highest percentage yet.

But, you may not have to be too worried. The number of admissions officers who say they found something that would hurt an applicant's chances dropped 5 percent from last year to 30 percent.

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