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Climbing the ranks: Best practices for preventing fraud and misreporting in admissions and institutional data

Baker Tilly and ACUA are pleased to offer our upcoming webinar:

College and university admissions practices have recently come under fire. Whether due to the recent “Varsity Blues” admissions scandal, or from institutions struggling to fill incoming classes, processes to admit students are gaining increased public attention.

Why do admissions practices matter? One reason is data. Colleges and universities collect and report out on a variety of statistics related to incoming students to select government entities, ranking and accrediting associations to produce an accurate analysis of the intuition. Inaccurate data reporting, whether intentional or not, can lead to a misrepresentation of the institution. In addition, misreported data can result in loss of accreditation and/or the removal of the school’s name in college rankings and/or guidebooks, which has a direct impact on its ability to recruit new students.

Join this webinar to learn how internal audit can aid colleges and universities in addressing the risks often associated with admissions and institutional data reporting and help prevent reputational and legal damages.

Learning objectives:

  • Define the admissions and data reporting landscape and processes
  • Identify how and why fraud and misreporting occur, and their impacts on an institution
  • Recognize challenges in admissions and data reporting
  • Develop approaches for evaluating controls over admissions and data reporting

Who should attend:

  • Internal Auditors
  • IT Internal Auditors
  • Audit Managers/Directors
  • Chief Audit Executives
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Board Members
  • Risk Management Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers


  • Christopher Garrity, Saint Joseph’s University cgarrity@sju.edu
  • Adrienne Larmett, Baker Tilly adrienne.larmett@bakertilly.com

Information about CPE eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this webinar, and advance preparation is not required. There is no cost to attend this webinar.

Level: basic

CPE credit: one (1) hour total credit

Field of study: Auditing

CPE host: Helen Bradley

A certificate of completion will be emailed to you four to six weeks following the event.

For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund policies, please contact Heather Eggers at +1 (608) 240 2522.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: learningmarket.org.

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