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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2019, 09:56:01 AM »
This thread I want to say is about cheating, pay someone to write an essay for you potentially, altering documents/photos, fake test scores, tax fraud (expense for college prep), connections to get into college

The question is why spend that much effort to get into that school.  The answer is in the potential benefits from attending and graduating from the school.

Better schools offer better potential benefits.  But ultimately it's still up to the student to make use of social networks/alumni networks, and the degree to get foot through the door to a lifetime of benefits.

Hmm ... the privilege and support system that got many of these people in, also exists to get them plum jobs after graduation. In many cases the doors were already “open” so to speak

What one should look at is students from non privileged backgrounds and how did they end up doing in these elite colleges compared to those who already come from access.

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #61 on: April 01, 2019, 04:13:41 PM »
Interviewed 14 kids this year for my college.  12 were Asian.  2 Caucasian.  3 got in (1 asian) - I correcting guessed 2 of the 3, the last admit was a harder read - remember, I have no quant stats on them.  None of the 3 went to IUSD schools.  The 11 Asians that didn't get in were all IUSD/Beckman.

What's my purpose of sharing this here?  No real purpose, just sharing to share and to provide one random alumni interview data point.

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #62 on: April 01, 2019, 04:24:32 PM »
Sell your Irvine home, move into a shelter in Santa Ana. Poof--compelling essay and interview. Still need to get the grades and SAT scores but this should help differentiate yourself from the crowd.

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #63 on: April 01, 2019, 04:30:10 PM »
Sell your Irvine home, move into a shelter in Santa Ana. Poof--compelling essay and interview. Still need to get the grades and SAT scores but this should help differentiate yourself from the crowd.

Proves my point. Eyephone strikes gold again.

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #64 on: April 01, 2019, 04:35:54 PM »
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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #65 on: April 04, 2019, 11:32:32 PM »
Highly recommend everyone interested in the topic read this - long read but very engaging and worth it

They Had It Coming

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/04/what-college-admissions-scandal-reveals/586468/

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #66 on: April 05, 2019, 10:48:01 AM »
I liked Wapo's take a little better https://wapo.st/2UbZSCl  jIMHO, nothing shocking in The Atlantic article.  Besides, as the US Attorney said, 'not like they donated a building'

Now really, shouldn't UCI  have a sponsored Equestrian team?  Golf has become so plebeian.

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As Test Expert in Admissions Scandal Pleads Guilty, Exam Companies Move to Fix Weaknesses

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/us/college-admissions-scandal-testing.html

 

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