The craziest college admission stories

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The craziest college admission stories

Probably the top craziest thing that I found in my research, for the book, after I wrote the blog; was that there is a place in China, where for $15,000, they will write your essay, create activities, go back and bribe your teachers to change your grades, and they will guarantee you will get into Harvard. It's easier to get into Harvard from China than University of Beijing. Another crazy thing, is that I heard of a mom who sued her Preschool because she happened to walk in when they were singing instead of studying for the Kindergarten entrance exam. I've heard of parents paying up to $1,200 for a tutoring session. I've heard of people sabotaging other entrants application and actually injuring their kids competitors in sports. I've heard of people asking Nelson Mandela and J.K. Rowling for letters of recommendation.
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JD Rothman

Author, Blogger & College Pundit

JD Rothman, the author of the L.A. Times bestseller The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions, started her popular satirical blog while on an eight-state college tour with her older son. She frequently appears on panels with admission officers, and blogs about the insanity of the college process for the Huffington Post. A former instructor of remedial freshman composition, Rothman's day job is as an Emmy-winning children's television writer, producer and lyricist, but she also has a famous blog satirizing the college admissions process, In 2012 the blog morphed into the LA Times Bestseller, "The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions." She grew up in Brooklyn, and resided in several Latin American countries before settling in Santa Monica, where she and her husband live in their emptying nest. She prepared for none of her careers in college.

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