Facebook Application Lets You Apply to College

14 11 2007


Facebook application lets you apply to college
November 14, 2007 5:17 AM PST

NO FUCKING WAY!

“Something just feels off about the new Facebook app from Embark.

Called College Planner, this widget lets prospective college students research schools and then apply to them without actually leaving their Facebook profiles. You can also see which people on your friends list are interested in the same schools.

Applying to college through Facebook. A little weird, isn’t it?
(Credit: Embark)

I like to think that it wasn’t all that long ago that I was applying to colleges.The world was “wired” enough so that most of my application forms were downloaded off the Internet, but I don’t recall actually submitting any online.

Online applications, I suppose, have been thoroughly destigmatized (back in my day, there was still the concern that an electronic application wouldn’t be taken as seriously as a paper one), but it’s still a bit ironic to be applying to college through a site that’s best known as an addictive procrastination hub…”

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