12/18/2018
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College and university admissions officers most often seek inconsistencies in applications to judge if a student is lying or fudging the facts and rely on high-school counselors to vouch for students, says Katharine Harrington, vice president of admissions and planning at the University of Southern California. Institutions have policies to handle students found to be lying, but officials admit they don't have time to fact-check every application.

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