AdmitAlly promises college admission help for all — not just the rich

Credit: WCPO Cincinnati
Published on March 27, 2019 - Duration: 02:03s

AdmitAlly promises college admission help for all — not just the rich

While Hollywood actresses and other wealthy parents are accused of paying hundred of thousands of dollars in an illegal scheme to get their kids into top-echelon schools, Colin Sam said he worked hard to get accepted and was confident in his choice thanks to a new Cincinnati-based company, AdmitAlly.

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AdmitAlly promises college admission help for all — not just the rich

People were taking advantageof the system."system."THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONSSCANDAL we learned aboutEARLIER THIS MONTH LEFT LOCALHIGH SCHOOLS ERNERVOUS ABOUTTHEIR CHANCES OF MAKING ITINTO THEIR DREAM SCHOOLS.ACCORDING TO PROSECUTORS - 50PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THESCANDAL - WHICH INVOEDLVCHEATING ON STANDARDIZED TESTSOR BRIBING SCHOOL OFFICIALSD COACHES TO ACCEPT STUDENTSINTO UNIVERSITIES.UNIVERSITIES.BUT AS NINE ONYOUR SIDE'S PAOLA SURO TELLSUS - THERE'S A NEW COMPANYMAKING SURE EVERY STUDENT GETSA FAIR SHOT.((PACKAGE))COLIN SAMSENIOR,CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL"WE WERE JUST GOING CRAZY - ITWAS ONE OFTHE BEST NIGHTS OFMY LIFE."COLIN SAM - A SENIORAT CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY - ISCOUNTING THE DAYS BEFOREHEADING OFF TO CLERMONTMCKENNA COLLEGE.COLIN SAMSENIOR, CINCINNATI COUNTRY Y DASCHOOL"I OPENED UP MY PHONEAND CHECKED AND SAW I HADGOTTEN IN - WE STARTEDSCREAMING AND YELLING!"THESOCCER, BASKETBALL AND TRACKAND FIELD STAR SAYS HE WORKEDHARD TO GET ACCEPTED THERE.SOWHEN NEWS BROKE ABOUT THECOLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL -HE COULDN'T HELP BUT BEDISAPPOINTED.COLIN SAMSENIOR,CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL"IT'S SOMETHING THAT MADE MEMAD PERSONALLY BECAUSE THESEPEOPLE WERE TAKING ADVANTAGEOF THE SYSTEM."ANU VORACEO,ADMITALLY"A LOT OF FAMILIESALREADY SPENDING A LOT OFMONEY FINDING THESE PRIVATECOUNSELORS THEIR PRIVILEGESARE ALREADY BUT ILINTO THESYSTEMS.THAT'S ONE OF THEREASONS WHY ANU VORA STARTEDADMITALLY- WHICH HELPS HIGHSCHOOL STUDENTS - LIKE SAM -GET 1-ON-1 MENTORSHIP THROUGHTHE COLLEGE APPLICATIONPROCESS - AT A LOW COST.ANUVORACEO, ADMITALLY"FAMILIESTHAT CAN AFFORD THAT I TOTALLYUNDERSTAND- IF IT'S NOCONSEQUENCE OF ME LET ME HELPMY KID BUT I THINK MOST PEOPLEARE NOT ON THAT BOAT.

AND FORTHEM IT'S IMPORTANT TO SAYTHERE'SOMETHING IN THEMRAKET FOR YOU."çSTAND-UPÑSHESAYS THAT AS OF 2012 - 1 IN 4TOP PERFORMING HIGH SCHOOLSTUDENTS WASSPENDING ANAVERAGE OF $200 AN HOUR FOR ACOLLEGE COUNSELING SERVICE.BUTTHAT'S NOTHING COMPARED TOOTHER LOCAL COSTS.ANU VORACEO,ADMITALLY"HERE IN CINCINNATI -SOME CHARGE $600 OR $800 OR$1,000 AN HOUR THAT WILL HELPYOU FIGURE OUT WHAT YOUR EDGEIS IN."THE WEBSITE HELPSSTUDENTS - LIKE SAM - CONNECTWITH MORE THAN 400 MENTORSFROM DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES -TO FIND THE PERFECT PLACE FORTHEM.COLIN SAMSENIOR,CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL"A LOT OF PEOPLE END UP GOINGTO COLLEGE D ANTHINK - THISISN'T THE COLLEGE FOR ME THISISN'T WHERE I SHOUDL'VE GONEBUT I'M FORTUNATE ENOUGH TONOT HAVE TO AL DEWITH THATBECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO USEADMITALLY."PAOLA SURO 9ON

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