7 Twitter Accounts Every College Applicant Should be Following

7 Twitter Accounts Every College Applicant Should be Following


If you’re a soon-to-be college student, I don’t need to tell you that Twitter isn’t just for funny animal pictures and celebrity gossip anymore. These days, we use it for everything – to share things with friends, to network, to get our news, and, yes, to look at funny animal pictures and keep up with our favorite celebrities.

When it comes to applying to college, why should this be any different?

Easy – it shouldn’t.

Whether you’re just starting to look at schools, or are almost ready to submit your applications, be sure to add these accounts to your feed for insider tips you won’t find anywhere else.


These guys own the SAT and AP exams, which means you’ll get an easy way to stay on top of test dates and deadlines. Plus: practice questions and tips for test day, advice on narrowing down your college list, and testimonials from students on their experience applying for admission and financial aid.

You can find their official website here.


If you’re lucky, most (or all) of the schools you’re applying to will use the Common Application, so you only have to fill out one application for all the schools you apply to. Follow their Twitter for instructions on completing your application, as well as Q and A’s with fellow students.

(Tip: they love interacting with their followers, so don’t be afraid to send a tweet their way!)


Anyone who’s been through it knows that filling out the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) isn’t most people’s idea of a good time, but their official Twitter makes it easier to understand with updates, upcoming deadlines, and instructions for each section.

Read up on the FAFSA and various types of financial aid on their website.


Their account shares breaking news and tips for life on campus, all written by students. Check out their website for more, including scholarships, housing classifieds around your school, and local job and internship opportunities.


If you haven’t learned how to manage your money yet, now’s the time.  The Mint app helps you create budgets, identify your top spending categories, gives you customized tips to help save money, and more. Follow their feed for simple ways to cut back on spending, improve your credit, and advice for managing student debt.

@edvoncampus and @edvisors

We can’t resist at least a little self-promotion! Our feeds keep you updated on the latest trends and tools for admission and financial aid, upcoming scholarship drawings, and all things life in college.

While you’re at it, don’t forget to follow the admissions offices of the school(s) you’re interested in, too. It’s an easy way to stay on top of deadlines, events for prospective students, and other important information.

Related: Quiz: What Social Media Platform Are You?



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