"The charges filed on March 12, 2019, by federal prosecutors cite fraudulent admissions schemes that involve employees of eight universities.

Boston College was not implicated in these schemes in any way.

In an effort to underscore the magnitude of this undertaking, U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling stated during a news conference held in Boston that Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern University were among universities nationwide that received fraudulent standardized test scores. His comment has caused some to inadvertently link Boston College to this scandal.

We reiterate that the U.S. Attorney's filings do not allege that any BC employee participated in these schemes in any way, or that any BC student was accepted under false pretenses. The Office of Undergraduate Admission at Boston College remains committed to a fair and meritorious admission process that rewards applicants for their hard work and personal achievement."