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Expect College Admissions to Change in These 5 Ways

Expect College Admissions to Change in These 5 Ways

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By Wednesday, 08 May 2019 04:20 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Expecting radical change at universities since the college admissions scandal was unearthed is unrealistic but tightening up the loopholes is likely.

More than 50 parents have been charged for cheating instead of enlisting legitimate means, such as hiring private full time tutors, to help their teen children gain entry into prestigious universities.

“Most of these foreseeable changes will only occur if there are substantial penalties on all parties, including parents, enrollment counselors and the colleges themselves,” said Tom L. and Lindy Schneider, co-authors of “College Secrets of Highly Successful People.”

But if the Department of Justice has its way, substantial penalties will be imposed very soon upon parents, such as celebrities Felicity Kendall Huffman and Lori Loughlin, athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown as well as others who were implicated for racketeering in charging documents unsealed on March 12, 2019.

Below are five ways that experts predict college admissions will change in the future.

1. College athletic coaches will be more transparent. Expect their scouting and recruiting operations to undergo increased scrutiny.

“Coaches will likely be more timid about working with boutique college prep counselors while boutique college prep counselors will be registered or required by the university to allow their books to be audited on how they charge for services,” said Stephanie Crowley, a college admissions advocate.

2. Licensing or government oversight will emerge into businesses that are hired by parents to help students with the enrollment process and get scholarships, awards and loans.  “It would fall under individual state regulatory authorities to address,” the Schneiders told Newsmax Finance.  “I could also see a national independent trade group providing certification of private enrollment counselors where they would go through training and be required to abide by specific ethical standards in order to gain and retain that certification.”

3. Universities requiring test scores will be obsolete.  “Schools will accept applications without test scores,” said Crowley who also foresees admissions in the future based on interviews with college admissions specialists.

4. Social media of prospective students will be searched to verify the applicant's participation in activities they claim to have engaged in that could earn them scholarships, awards or automatic admission. “Failure to provide access and any failure to be able to verify the information submitted would result in denial of admission,” the Schneiders said. “This may be the most effective way to eliminate these problems in the future.”

5. Test taking in hotel rooms will stop. Instead, every test will be required to be taken in a secure testing location.  “Since some schools administer the PSAT during the school day, administering the SAT during the school day with teachers as proctors who are familiar with the identity of students is highly likely in the future,” Crowley told Newsmax Finance.

Juliette Fairley is an author, lecturer and TV host based in New York.

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