Survey Reveals Candidates’ Emotions About Varsity Blues Scandal

When you yourself have been following a ongoing saga associated with so-called “Varsity Blues” university admissions scandal, you will know that more sentencings of charged violators will likely be taking place this week. The first to ever be sentenced was celebrity television celebrity Felicity Huffman, that will spend 2 weeks in prison beginning October 25.

As you no doubt know already, the scandal involves moms and dads college that is paying bribes to have their kiddies admitted to colleges, USC in particular, many times through the “side door” of activities coaches. The ringleader that is alleged organizing these bribed admissions is Rick Singer, who’s thought to have obfuscated the bribes as contributions to universities through his foundation, which was created to facilitate the potency of parental contributions.

This story happens to be raging in the news for many weeks and shows no indication of abating. Consequently, the consequence on prospective college applicants has, in a true number of cases, been to discourage them. Some applicants (and parents) have actually started to understand college admissions process as innately corrupt and, based on the scandal evidence that has emerged, found themselves thinking, ” How can I compete with applicants originating from families who are able to afford to buy their means into university?”

This is an unfortunate and attitude that is perhaps irrational but one that’s understandable in light for the circumstances. Read more