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# To those who might stretch the truth on their application

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18 May 2010, 09:21
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http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaki ... rvard.html
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18 May 2010, 09:34
that's quite a stretch - forging transcripts, diplomas, LOR's, and even an SAT score...
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18 May 2010, 12:46
The ingenuity and moxie it takes to pull something like this off is bordering on enviable. I would never have the stones, or the ego, to try and forge my way through Harvard.

Yes he did get caught, but he got away with it for quite awhile. Makes you wonder...
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21 May 2010, 12:19
Wow that is absurd. Harvard admissions missed the fact that MIT uses number grades rather than letter grades? And how could he forge the test score? I thought SAT score reports were sent directly to the school from the test admin company. How did they not notice it then?

Impressive.

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25 May 2010, 15:23
coakleym wrote:
Wow that is absurd. Harvard admissions missed the fact that MIT uses number grades rather than letter grades? And how could he forge the test score? I thought SAT score reports were sent directly to the school from the test admin company. How did they not notice it then?

Impressive.

It means that the internal controls are not effective
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