News & Opinion | March 26, 2019 9:52 am

Yale Rescinds Admission of Student Who Got in on $1.2M Donation

The move is a first among universities in the wake of the college admissions scandal.

Yale University has rescinded the admission of a student previously admitted after a $1.2 million donation was made to the school by her family.

The move is a first among universities that have so far been named in the recent college admissions scandal that revealed how several prestigious schools across the country have taken bribes from parents in exchange for admission.

Yale has said two people applied to the university with fraudulent athletic endorsements from women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith, CNN reported. One was denied admission despite the endorsement while the other skated by and was actively attending classes, the school wrote on its website.

As part of the scandalous reveal, 50 people, including 33 wealthy parents, have been arrested for carrying out a scheme to cheat on standardized tests and/or bribe college coaches, who then helped the prospective students gain admission by falsely claiming they were athletic recruits.

The mastermind of the scheme, Rick Singer, is cooperating with prosecutors and has pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the US and obstruction of justice.