How college applicants embellish essays with sob stories, fake patents

How College Applicants Embellish Essays With Sob Stories, Fake Patents

The New York Post – by Isabel Vincent

The story of University of Pennsylvania student Mackenzie Fierceton, who lost a prestigious Rhodes scholarship for allegedly faking details about her background in her application, went viral this week. But many experts told The Post it’s not uncommon for high school students to stretch the truth on their college entrance essays to get noticed by…

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