9 Outrageous College Admissions Tricks That Don’t Involve Bribes

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The jig is up for a small group of celebrity parents who bribed their kid’s way into top colleges, as a yearlong FBI sting finally blew the whistle on the operation. Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman (the two suspects the press seems to be namedropping left and right) apparently had never heard of the old-fashioned way of getting into college: paying for a new gymnasium. While the dust settles on this salacious scandal (officially charged as mail fraud), we at Mandatory would like to prevent any further college admissions drama by revealing these nine airtight tricks of the trade.

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