Of course this can be stopped , but the system begs to remain alive . How did one gain acceptance to college before the SAT and all of the other standardized stuff out there ? Athletic scholarship application . Come to the school and show what you have in front of the faculty and with those already participating in the game . Will this cut down on successful applicants ? Yes . Will it cut down on fraud ? Yes . The problem is that these institutions have become business entities and business entities don't like downsizing . As long as they can peddle worthless degrees , this will continue . In fact , it will grow as long as there is profit in it .