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College Board is ditching its previous plan to capture socioeconomic information from students with a single score - also known as an adversity score - when scoring their SAT college admissions test. The score would have taken into account a student's socioeconomic background and the neighborhood in which they grew up.

College Board Backpedals - No Adversity Score to be Added

August 30, 2019 2:05 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
College Board is ditching its previous plan to capture socioeconomic information from students with a single score - also known as an "adversity score" - when scoring their SAT college admissions
Dozens of suburban Chicago families have been using a legal loophole to help their children get need-based college financial aid and scholarships. By their parents' forfeiting legal guardianship, students are able to declare financial independence so they qualify for federal, state and university financial aid.

Parents Giving Up Guardianship for College Cash?

July 30, 2019 9:24 AM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Dozens of suburban Chicago families have been using a legal loophole to help their children get need-based college financial aid and scholarships. By their parents' forfeiting legal guardianship,
Affluent families allegedly abused the system by acquiring faulty learning disability diagnoses in order to gain extra time on the SAT or ACT, according to recent reports on the college admissions scandal. In some incidents, some corrupt proctors took the tests for the students or corrected their answers.

Issues of SAT Equality, from Testing to Scoring

May 28, 2019 11:27 AM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Affluent families allegedly abused the system by acquiring faulty learning disability diagnoses in order to gain extra time on the SAT or ACT, according to recent reports on the college admissions
Yale is the first university to rescind the acceptance of a student over the national college admissions cheating scandal that implicated 50 people, including celebrities, college administrators and coaches. The FBI investigation, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, discovered that parents paid anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million for guaranteed admission into elite colleges and universities.

Yale Rescinds Acceptance Amid Admissions Bribery Scandal

March 26, 2019 3:33 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Yale is the first university to rescind the acceptance of a student over the national college admissions cheating scandal that implicated 50 people, including celebrities, college administrators and
York College of Pennsylvania is under scrutiny for Photoshopping a billboard in order to appear more diverse by replacing white students with students who reflected diversity. Manipulating marketing tools to appear more diverse in college admissions materials is not uncommon, according to Inside Higher Ed.

College Under Fire for Photoshopping Billboard

February 5, 2019 12:59 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
York College of Pennsylvania is under scrutiny for "Photoshopping" a billboard in order to appear more diverse by replacing white students with students "who reflected diversity." Manipulating
 A Princeton University student who had applied to medical school and was rejected is now suing the school after being advised to take a DNA test to discover Native American or African American lineage in hopes of significantly increasing her chances of admission. The student is charging racial discrimination and a federal judge ruled that her case would proceed, despite requests to dismiss it.

Princeton Graduate Sues Grad School for Discrimination

January 29, 2019 4:33 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
A Princeton University student who had applied to medical school and was rejected is now suing the school after being advised to take a DNA test to discover Native American or African American
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