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Should Giving Capacity Be A Factor In College Admissions?




Emails Made Public Revealed How USC Officials Considered Potential Donations As Part Of Their College Admissions Process
Emails Made Public Revealed How USC Officials Considered Potential Donations As Part Of Their College Admissions Process
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A recent LA Times article sheds light on how USC flags potential students of influential families and potential donors.

Emails were made public this week when an attorney representing a father involved in the recent USC admission scandals filed them in court. 

The emails included a list of “special interest” applicants and notes about how much parents had donated or might be expected to donate. Large donations to colleges and universities can undoubtedly have a positive impact for schools. It can mean updated facilities and better resources that have the potential to benefit all students at the school.

So how do colleges consider kids of big money donors and what are the implications? Would you want students of wealthy parents to attend the school if it means money your kid could benefit from the improvements? Call us at 866-893-5722. 

Guest: 

Bruce Poch, Dean of Admission and Executive Director of College Counseling at Chadwick School, a private K-12 school in Palos Verdes Peninsula; he is also a former vice president and dean  of Admissions at Pomona College (1987-2010)