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    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among approximately 50 people indicted Tuesday in a widespread and sophisticated college admission bribery scheme in which parents are accused of paying off college coaches and standardized testing administrators millions of dollars in order to get their children into elite universities.

    The racketeering conspiracy case includes 33 parents, as well nine coaches from universities that include USC, UCLA, Yale, Stanford and Georgetown. The entire operation was masterminded by William Singer of Newport Beach, authorities said.

    Prosecutors said the coaches were bribed to indicate students were being considered as athletic recruits because universities, “typically apply different criteria when evaluating applications from students with demonstrated athletic abilities.”

    “These parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said at a Tuesday news conference in Boston. “They include, for example, CEOs of private and public companies, successful securities and real estate investors, two well known actresses, a famous fashion designer, and the co-chairman of a global law firm.”

    Parents charged in the alleged scheme are accused of paying Singer a total of $25 million between 2011 and February 2019 for the arrangement. Singer used some of that money to bribe test administrators and college coaches. He would hire stand-ins to take SAT and ACT exams for the students, along with proctors to correct wrong answers. He would also create fake athletic profiles to help get students admitted into athletic programs.

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    This isn't really a NCAA scandal as much as it is the coaches of non-revenue sports doing unscrupulous things.

    Everyone else involved have no affiliation with the NCAA.
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    Im surprised they just dont let famous people's kids into these schools...for donations like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niklz62 View Post
    Im surprised they just dont let famous people's kids into these schools...for donations like this.
    I'm thinking the parents didn't want the kids to know that they were not good enough to play on a college team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sycamorebacker View Post
    I'm thinking the parents didn't want the kids to know that they were not good enough to play on a college team.
    It's more like that they weren't good enough to get admitted as a traditionally admitted student.

    They were paying off the college boards and the athletics side of the house to push traditional students through the athlete requirements, which are lessened because of their physical skills. Really is these were dumb kids with no athletic skills AKA celeb brats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Svoboda View Post
    It's more like that they weren't good enough to get admitted as a traditional admitted student.

    They were paying off the college boards and the athletics side of the house to push traditional students through the athlete requirements, which are lessened because of their physical skills. Really is these were dumb kids with no athletic skills AKA celeb brats.
    Certainly is an extreme case of coddling.

    Sadly, some of these kids probably would have committed suicide if they weren't able to get what they want.

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    I saw where one of them got a 1020 on their SAT. is that low?

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    Quote Originally Posted by niklz62 View Post
    I saw where one of them got a 1020 on their SAT. is that low?
    Now that the SAT has "returned" to a total score of 1,600, a 1020 would be "average" or slightly below average...

    1180 is good, 1340 excellent and 910 poor...

    at least that's what "prepscholar.com" portrays...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q_iu View Post
    Now that the SAT has "returned" to a total score of 1,600, a 1020 would be "average" or slightly below average...

    1180 is good, 1340 excellent and 910 poor...

    at least that's what "prepscholar.com" portrays...
    Since we took the ACT where I was at, anything over about 30 is pretty good, so 1040 seemed SUPER smart

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    Quote Originally Posted by niklz62 View Post
    Since we took the ACT where I was at, anything over about 30 is pretty good, so 1040 seemed SUPER smart
    a 1040 would equate to ~20 on the ACT

    I'm not sure how accurate the equivalency table is since it displays a range of SAT scores to a finite ACT score
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