SplitLife wrote:TLS_noobie wrote:Am I the only one wondering how this may affect the perceived academic integrity of the institution if this is actually true? I would certainly be wary of going to an institution that's admissions standards were lenient enough to allow this....
Yes you are the only one. You've never heard any admittance stories of applicants being accepted to Harvard based on Daddy's bank account/friends?
Someone actually gets it, thank goodness!!
I believe I've been using the word "formality" for several posts now, I guess I didn't state the situation clearly enough.
The dean said "try" to get closer to our median, and if you do well enough, we may even offer you some scholarship money, if not, then you're in at sticker.
Pretty sure Harvard takes their medians a bit more seriously though...