By Ashley Mazerolle, Marketing —
Earlier this year, in March 2019, news broke that several affluent Hollywood A-listers had paid their children’s ways into some prominent California universities. This is not the first, nor will it be the last time that people have used their status and wealth to get what they want. After all, parents will do whatever it takes to provide the best for their children.
List of Fraud
The University of California released a list of recommendations to better police fraud and conflict of interest in the admittance of students. These new recommendations include a review of potential links between applicants and donors, verification of claims on student applications, and strict scrutiny of artists and athletes.
Parents Paying For College Admission
The national admissions scandal that began to unfold back in March 2019, has prompted reform. A Newport Beach College consultant, Rick Singer, admitted to masterminding a scheme in which he charged affluent parents large sums of money to rig their children’s applications. A Canadian businessman has been accused of paying Mr. Singer to fix entrance exams for 2 of his children.
Why Does This Keep Happening?
There are regulations for applicants, but one case is too many, so extreme measures of monitoring have to be put in place. One might suggest that using EyeDetect would be of benefit to screen applicants. Universities could create customized exams for applicants to take. The test would ask simple questions concerning the applicants’ behavior in applying for a school. EyeDetect helps organizations more effectively manage risk and ensure integrity while keeping costs low. This would be a game changer for the academic admissions world.
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