Tom Spurling and Amy Baker assess the situation of fraud, talking to students who have cheated the system, companies offering new admissions solutions, and an architect of a global initiative to give students secure ownership of their academic data.
The rising demand for a liberal arts education among Chinese students has prompted ten of the US’s top liberal arts institutions to collaboratively encourage students to submit their applications with video interviews in order to exhibit their communication skills.
A video interview company supplying recorded interviews to support international student's university applications around the USA has reported quadruple growth in its second admission cycle, with demand high for its offer of helping authenticate Chinese applications in particular.
An innovative video interview company based in China is expecting "tremendous growth" for 2013-2014 since it has seen strong take-up among prospective international students keen to demonstrate their English language capabilities on film. Its emergence taps into global concerns with fraud in the high-stakes admissions process.