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A History of College Admissions Schemes, From Encoded Pencils to Paid Stand-Ins

A History of College Admissions Schemes, From Encoded Pencils to Paid Stand-Ins

Columbia University was among the schools that received fraudulent standardized test scores in a 1990s scheme.
Formerly Homeless Student Gets Into 17 Colleges, on His Own

Formerly Homeless Student Gets Into 17 Colleges, on His Own

Dylan Chidick, who was accepted to 17 colleges, and his mother, Khadine Phillip. “I think it is unfair that people could just buy their way in,” he said, speaking of the college admissions scandal.
College Admissions: Vulnerable, Exploitable, and to Many Americans, Broken

College Admissions: Vulnerable, Exploitable, and to Many Americans, Broken

A trove of secret files made public in a lawsuit against Harvard outlined a system of admissions preferences and back doors for certain applicants.

‘I’d Die of Guilt if I Did That:’ Families Who Hired College Consultants Discuss Where They Drew the Line

When paying for admissions help is a standard practice in a community, parents and children say they feel pressure to keep up.
How Much Does Getting Into an Elite College Actually Matter?

How Much Does Getting Into an Elite College Actually Matter?

The University of Southern California was one of the colleges that became enmeshed in the recent bribery scandal.
College Admissions: Vulnerable, Exploitable, and to Many Americans, Broken

College Admissions: Vulnerable, Exploitable, and to Many Americans, Broken

A trove of secret files made public in a lawsuit against Harvard outlined a system of admissions preferences and back doors for certain applicants.
How Much Does Getting Into an Elite College Actually Matter?

How Much Does Getting Into an Elite College Actually Matter?

The University of Southern California was one of the colleges that became enmeshed in the recent bribery scandal.
Formerly Homeless Student Gets Into 17 Colleges, on His Own

Formerly Homeless Student Gets Into 17 Colleges, on His Own

Dylan Chidick, who was accepted to 17 colleges, and his mother, Khadine Phillip. “I think it is unfair that people could just buy their way in,” he said, speaking of the college admissions scandal.
Bribes and Big-Time Sports: U.S.C. Finds Itself, Once Again, Facing Scandal

Bribes and Big-Time Sports: U.S.C. Finds Itself, Once Again, Facing Scandal

In the 1990s, the University of Southern California began an extensive overhaul, emerging as an academic and athletic powerhouse.
Bribes and Big-Time Sports: U.S.C. Finds Itself, Once Again, Facing Scandal

Bribes and Big-Time Sports: U.S.C. Finds Itself, Once Again, Facing Scandal

In the 1990s, the University of Southern California began an extensive overhaul, emerging as an academic and athletic powerhouse.
Bribes and Big-Time Sports: U.S.C. Finds Itself, Once Again, Facing Scandal

Bribes and Big-Time Sports: U.S.C. Finds Itself, Once Again, Facing Scandal

In the 1990s, the University of Southern California began an extensive overhaul, emerging as an academic and athletic powerhouse.