The Week in Admissions News

Admissions scandal sentencing; another admissions scandal; student parents; college closures.

April 6, 2020
  • Elizabeth Henriquez, a California woman, was sentenced to seven months in prison for her role in the admissions scandal.
  • Hiu Kit David Chong, an assistant director of the University of Southern California's Office of Graduate Admissions from 2008 to 2016, has agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud for helping students from China gain admission.
  • Vulnerable students are being hit hard by the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The San Francisco Art Institute will not admit any new students. MacMurray College will close its doors permanently. Both cite the coronavirus outbreak as contributing to financial challenges that were already growing.


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