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Classmate in college bribery trial: Recruit's profile bogus

Sep. 18, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One of the students prosecutors say was admitted to the University of Southern California with bogus athletic credentials as part of the college admissions bribery scheme didn’t even make her high school’s varsity basketball team, a former classmate testified at trial. ...

Ex-Georgetown tennis coach to plead guilty in college scam

Sep. 15, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Georgetown University tennis coach accused of accepting more than $2 million in bribes to help kids get into the school will plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scandal, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Gordon Ernst's...

1st trial in college admissions scandal gets underway

Sep. 13, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first trial in the college admissions bribery scandal opened Monday with defense attorneys seeking to portray the two parents accused of buying their kids' way into school as victims of a con man who believed their payments were legitimate donations. ...

'Varsity Blues' trial promises fresh insights in old scandal

Sep. 08, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first trial in the “Operation Varsity Blues” college admissions bribery scandal will begin this week, with the potential to shed light on investigators' tactics and brighten the spotlight on a secretive school selection process many have long complained is rigged to...

Liquor distribution exec to plead guilty in college scam

Aug. 24, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The chief executive officer of a California liquor distribution company has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme less than a month before she was scheduled to face trial, according to court records filed Tuesday. Marci Palatella...

Louisiana university simplifies admission in Fall 2022

Aug. 22, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Those entering college for the first time will be able to do so under easier admission rules beginning next year at one Louisiana university. Southeastern Louisiana University President John L. Crain announced the school's new admissions opportunity...

Parent agrees to plead guilty in admissions bribery scandal

Aug. 12, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former chief executive of a media company who authorities say paid more than $500,000 to get her two children into elite universities as athletic recruits has agreed to change her plea to guilty, federal prosecutors in Boston announced Thursday. ...

Free tuition this spring for some students at tribal college

Aug. 12, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

TSAILE, Ariz. (AP) — A four-year tribal college located on the Navajo Nation is offering free tuition for the spring 2022 semester to all students who are enrolled full-time this fall and receive at least a 2.0 grade point average. Classes begin Aug. 16 for the fall...

Alabama high school student wins acclaim for cancer research

Aug. 01, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — When you think “dual enrollment,” it usually that means a high schooler can get some core college courses out of the way early so they can dive more deeply into their major when they enroll at the university. Kailyn Grant, a rising senior at...

UC system admits largest, most diverse undergraduate class

Jul. 20, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California admitted its largest and most diverse undergraduate class ever after receiving a record number of applications, officials announced. The university system’s nine undergraduate campuses accepted 132,353 prospective...