Wealthy parents a part of college admissions cheating scandal

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Wealthy parents a part of college admissions cheating scandal

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From Lori Loughlin to Felicity Huffman, dozens of celebrity parents have been caught in a grand college cheating scheme.

These wealthy parents have been accused of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to different college admissions. Prestige universities like: Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, the University of San Diego, the University of Southern California, the University of Texas, and Stanford University are some of the many involved in the scandal.

A number of SAT and ACT scores have been altered and exam dates were set up with paid exam proctors that helped the students with their tests. These students improved nearly 400 points on their exams from the first time they took the SAT/ACT.

Other parents had their daughter pretend to “be stupid” when being evaluated by a psychologist so she could get extended time on the exam to accommodate her “special needs.”

Over 50 parents are involved with this scandal, paying anywhere between $15,000 and $75,000 per test to help their children get a better score.

The main celebrity to make headlines is actress Lori Loughlin who paid $500,000 to USC’s crew team for both of her daughters designated as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team.

Loughlin’s bond has been set to $1 million and her daughter, Olivia Jade’s, admission to USC is under review.  

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