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Feds uncover admissions test cheating plot

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Replies to: Feds uncover admissions test cheating plot

  • Cardinal FangCardinal Fang Registered User Posts: 17,873 Senior Member
    The test-taking scam raised some kid's ACT scores from 23 to 32.
  • momof2atlmomof2atl Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    I thought Wake Forest was test optional
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 6,243 Senior Member
    The very famous sports academy that I noted in post #19 above has been revealed as IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Seems to have taken over or merged with Nick Bolletari's tennis school.
  • airway1airway1 Registered User Posts: 318 Member
    @4gsmom Huffman decline for her second kid.. now we know why!
  • Cardinal FangCardinal Fang Registered User Posts: 17,873 Senior Member
    They also arranged for ringers to take online courses for students, and then the online course grades were submitted on their applications.
  • gallentjillgallentjill Registered User Posts: 2,126 Senior Member
    @mindatwork
    There are a handful of theater programs where SAT scores matter but overall, it really makes little sense. There are enough great theater programs out there that don't care about SATs so why risk so much for one or two schools?

    Maybe the parents paid a real actress to go to the auditions too. If you can do it with athletics, why not acting?
  • notigeringnotigering Registered User Posts: 200 Junior Member
    LOL: "In other instances, CW-1 and 15
    his associates simply found photos of athletes on the Internet and either used those photos or
    used software such as PhotoShop to insert the applicants’ faces onto the bodies of legitimate
    athletes."
  • bzss7xbzss7x Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    I thought Wake Forest was test optional
    Wake appears to be one of the schools where a coach was claiming a kid was an athlete when they weren't. Testing isn't necessary for that scam to work.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Registered User Posts: 25,939 Senior Member
    the federal filing is a great read. Explains how the test cheating took place.

    https://www.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/indictment0312.pdf?mod=article_inline
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