Second, bribing coaches to give positions on the team is unethical because you are taking away chances for truly qualified athletes. “Between approximately 2011 and 2018, parents paid approximately $25 million to bribe coaches and university administrators to designate their children as purported recruited athletes, or as members of other favored admissions categories, thereby facilitating the children’s admission to those universities” (Deadspin). Doing this can ruin talented athlete careers. These coaches are accepting from people who may have never played that sport for money and people who dream of going to that college and playing sports professionally will never be able to do so.
Thirdly, accepting bribes as teachers, coaches, and test administrators is ethically wrong. According to The New York Times, test administrators such as Igor Dvorskiy, Niki Williams, Mark Riddell, and Martin Fox have been accused in the process of helping the families cheat on the tests. Accepting bribes as a test administrator is ethically wrong because your job is to make sure no one cheats yet you are helping someone cheat. The general public now does not trust schools or college entrance tests anymore.
To wrap it all up, it is unethical to cheat on the college admissions process. By cheating, you are taking opportunities away from hard-working students, qualified athletes, and parents can’t trust coaches, teachers, and test administrators since they accept bribes. It appears that anyone who has money can buy their way in. Therefore cheating your way into elite, top tier colleges is not only wrong but completely unfair to those who are truly deserving. Working hard in school is the most ethical way to get into competitive colleges.