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Clout Goes to College: University of Illinois to open up appeals

Source: Chicago Tribune Posted By: Collin 3425 days ago

When the University of Illinois rejected her son, Erin Reum called admissions officers in hopes of getting his application a second look.

She thought maybe the Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School senior could appeal the decision. She was wrong.

"They said there's no such process," Reum said.

But, in fact, an unadvertised appeal process did exist for well-connected applicants, some of whom had weak academic credentials but the endorsement of a state lawmaker or university trustee, a....

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