Chinese Now Know Every Trick In The Book For Getting Into A US College

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The number of Chinese students in American colleges has tripled in the last three years.Unfortunately, most colleges don’t know what they are getting into.

According to New York Times many of these students are arriving with barely passable English, despite dominating the SATs and having impeccable applications.

The secret to getting into college for a Chinese person is paying the right agency. About 80 per cent of Chinese applicants use such agents according to a report by Zinch Group.

Aoji Education Group, for example, offers parents a package complete with money-back guarantee if you don’t get into one of the five colleges you apply for.

Zinch Group’s report also exposed these staggering facts about Chinese applicants:

  • 90 per cent of recommendations are fake
  • 70 per cent of essays are written by someone else
  • 50 per cent of transcripts are fabricated
  • 30 per cent of financial aid applications contain lies
  • 10 per cent of awards/achievements are fake

The agency EIC Group charges between $4,000 and $6,000 for a complete fabricated application package, depending on how good the school you want to get in is. They also take a cut of your financial aid too.

Students might spend another $3,000 to prepare for any standardized tests, that is, if they don’t pay for someone else to take it instead.

For under $10,000, Chinese are basically guaranteed enrollment into a U.S. college.  Most Chinese students and parents don’t care or know about the application process, they just want their child to get a good American education.

But colleges being broken by the economic recession are also loving the influx of money from China’s rising middle class.

The trend is slowly forcing American colleges to change their teaching system, hire “covert” admissions agents in China, and beef up their English language programs.

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