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Bribery scandal puts spotlight on competitiveness of college admissions process

Posted: 4:35 PM, Mar 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-17 19:47:25-04
Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and numerous NCAA coaches charged in college entrance bribe scheme

DENVER -- Students denied admission to the University of Southern California, Yale and other universities across the country are now filing lawsuits claiming they were denied the fair opportunity to apply to those schools because parents of wealthy and "not-so-qualified" students paid big money to rig standardized scores and bribed sports coaches to get their children accepted as student athletes into elite universities.

On this weekend's Politics Unplugged, Anne Trujillo is joined by Todd Rinehart, the vice chancellor of enrollment at the University of Denver, and Nathan Cadena, the chief operating officer at the Denver Scholarship Foundation, for discussion about the competitiveness of college application process and the options available to students who may not be successful at getting into their first choice of schools the first time around.

Politics Unplugged airs Sundays at 4:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Denver7 and noon on K3-KCDO.