This speaks volumes about the admissions process, doesn’t it?

The Hill reports:

Students in college-admissions scandal advised to say they were minorities: report

The man in the middle of a college-admissions scandal that sought to get the children of wealthy parents into elite colleges by cheating on tests and faking athletic credentials also reportedly gave families the option of misrepresenting their race.

Two people familiar with the situation told The Wall Street Journal for a report published Saturday that William Singer, a college guidance counselor who has pleaded guilty to four crimes, allegedly told some families to lie about being racial minorities.

A son of Marjorie Klapper, who is expected to plead guilty in connection with the scheme, was reportedly falsely listed as being black and Hispanic on his Common Application. Singer also arranged for a proctor for the ACT to cheat on the standardized test for the teenager.

The Common Application includes an optional box where applicants can note their race or ethnicity.

One of the people familiar with the investigation told The Journal that Klapper was one of many parents charged whose child was falsely represented as a person of color.

Singer reportedly informed families that not listing their child as minorities could put them at a “competitive disadvantage.”

 
 
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