Paid Agents Lure Foreign Students to American Universities

<p>NYTimes:</a> Illegal in U.S., Paid Agents Overseas Help American Colleges Recruit Students</p>

<p>From the article:

Green River Community College, 45 minutes south of Seattle, has no special overseas cachet, no global name recognition — but it has enrolled 1,400 international students this year, most of them recruited by overseas agents who get 15 percent of the $9,732 first-year tuition.

<p>“When you deputize someone to represent you who doesn’t eat unless he brings you warm bodies, you can expect all kinds of unfortunate practices,” said Barmak Nassirian, an associate executive director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and one of the most outspoken critics of commissioned agents...


<p>I've seen the active recruitment and lots of false advertising by agents/representatives of U.S. colleges all over China. I suspected that those agents were paid by the number of students they recruited.</p>