ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA President Speaks Out on College Admissions Scandal

March 21, 2019

On March 12, the Department of Justice released an affidavit which implicated dozens of individuals in a fraudulent scheme to obtain college admissions through bribery, cheating on standardized tests, false representation of athletic participation, and more. A college admissions consultant based in California orchestrated the scheme, serving wealthy families across the country, including some celebrities in the deception. The institutions implicated in the scheme include, but are not limited to, Georgetown University, University of Southern California, and Stanford University. At these schools, rogue administrators or athletic coaches worked with the families to sidestep regular admissions practices. The story has shocked the American public, and added fuel to the ever-increasing public suspicion of the world of higher education.

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