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William Rick Singer is the college consultant who helped some rich and famous people cheat their way into elite colleges. Singer's "side door method" helped those unable to scale the ivy walls via merit (front door) or donations, influence and connections (back door). The San Francisco Chronicle concisely sums up Singer's modus operandi:
* Administrators of college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT were bribed to allow third parties to pose as students or correct their answers after they had finished taking the tests.
* College coaches were bribed to designate students as athletic recruits, regardless of their ability to play the sport.
* Third parties took classes instead of the actual students and earned grades for them. The federal complaint describes an incident in which a parent was offered a stand-in for their child to take an online course.
* Students submitted college applications with fake awards and athletic activities as well as fraudulent exam scores and grades.
* The bribery payments were laundered through a bogus charity.
In my twenty years in practive, have I heard of "side door" methods being used for elite NYC private school admissions? Fortunately, never.
However, unsurprisingly, wealthy and connected parents sometimes have a significant advantage in their children's admission, whether to college or to private school. Innumerable press articles have been written on this subject, none more than in the last week or so.
Also, being brought to light is the huge advantage that athletes enjoy in college admissions. One example from the Wall Street Journal:
At Harvard University, which doesn't award athletic scholarships, the admission rate for recruited athletes was 86%, and 34% for applicants who had at least one parent attend the school, compared with 6% for people who were neither.
From an Abacus Guide client whose child is moving from a NYC public school to a top tier private:
Thank you so much, Emily!!! I shared the news with <child> last night and he was overjoyed!!! His spirit has been lifted in a way that boosts his confidence and relief from all the private school pressure. Those words are probably still an understatement. We feel so blessed to have met you and your guidance throughout this whole process. You took the time to get to know our child and our family. Simply put, you cared! And for that, you will always be dear to my heart because we seriously could not have done this without you. Thank you 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
I will keep stay in touch and let you know of any further updates!
Thank you so much for the great advice. We accepted <NYC private school's> offer and signed the contract. We could not have done this without you. A BIG THANK YOU from our family. When our son gets older, he will realize that you are one of the most important people who helped shape his future. Thank you!
<Seven schools, including two single sex NYC private schools>
Ultimately it comes down to <child's name> and what the schools saw in <child>, but we were able to present our family and <child> in the best light because we had your insightful guidance and support. There are many things <Dad> and I can do, but we could not have done this without you. And you'll definitely hear from us in few years when it's time for our second child to enter school.
We had some good news this week from <three top schools>. Your instincts and advice were spot-on every step of the way here. We are so grateful for your help and all the time you gave us along the way. We will call you soon to talk about the decision, but I wanted to let you know the good news in the meantime.