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Update on admission officer

Some of you may have read recently the distressing news about an admission officer at Stanford who was arrested in San Francisco and charged with several serious crimes. We want to assure applicants and their parents that we have worked quickly to respond to this matter and to ensure that our undergraduate admission process continues normally this year.
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Admission officers engage in outreach to prospective students and review applications from candidates who apply. Our process has numerous checks and balances, and all admission officers have transferable abilities to ensure they are able to review any candidates who are assigned to them from anywhere in the world. Intensive training, norming and a rigorous committee process are all important parts of our review.

The individual was placed on leave immediately after the university learned of this matter, and he has no access to campus facilities or online platforms and systems. Our admission staff has completely assumed all responsibilities that previously had been assigned to the individual in this matter. Every application to Stanford receives a rigorous level of consideration. Candidates for fall 2019 admission can be assured this will be the case again this year.

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