College Confidential Forum Rules

General Behavior

Our forum is expected to be a friendly and welcoming place where members can post without their motives, intelligence, or other personal characteristics being questioned. Members who make others feel unwelcome or uncomfortable, or who conduct themselves in a manner detrimental to the College Confidential community, may lose posting privileges.

Personal Information

Be mindful about what content you contribute. After a short grace period, posts are locked and you won’t be able to self-edit or delete them. For more information, please see our privacy policy.

Discussion, Not Debate

College Confidential forums exist to discuss college admission and other topics of interest. It is not a place for contentious debate. If you find yourself repeating talking points, it might be time to step away and do something else. Some topics, such as politics, religion and moderation on the forums, lend themselves to debate. If a thread starts to get heated, it might be closed or heavily moderated.

Commercial Posts, Repetitive Posts, Spam

We recognize that occasionally a post may contain a URL which could be of value to our visitors. However, if a user repeatedly promotes an external product or service, the community may identify their posts as spam. Spam posts will be flagged and removed. If you are interested in promoting your business, book or service, please contact us about advertising or partnership opportunities.

Copyrighted Material

Fair use allows brief excerpts from copyrighted material for the purposes of review and commentary. Please do not post entire articles or only quote outside sources without your own contribution. Also, be sure to provide attribution when you quote or paraphrase other people’s work.

Terms of Service

Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves – and by extension, you and your data – against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS.