College Admission Scandals, Why Do They Keep Happening?
By Ashley Mazerolle, Marketing —
In March 2019, news broke that several affluent Hollywood A-listers had paid their children’s way into prominent California universities. This is not the first time that status and wealth has been misused. 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 to police that aided in the investigation. This list from the University included a report of potential links between applicants and donors, verification of claims on student applications, and strict scrutiny of artists and athletes hoping to become students.
Parents Paying For College Admission
The admissions scandal has prompted reform. A Newport Beach College consultant, Rick Singer, admitted guilt in masterminding a scheme in which he charged affluent parents large sums of money to rig their children’s applications. In one instance, a Canadian businessman has been accused of paying Mr. Singer to fix the entrance exams for 2 of his children.
Why Does This Keep Happening?
There are regulations for applicants in place, but due to these scandals a variety of extreme measures of monitoring have had to be put in place. One might suggest that using EyeDetect® would be of benefit to screen University applicants. Applicants could be asked simple questions concerning their 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.
Photo by / David Menidrey