Our ongoing column about cheating, fraud, and scams within the American education system.

I Took My Mom's Online Nursing Courses for Her

She needed sleep—and more hours at her day job to help me get through my own school.

Anonymous

I'm a College Professor Who Faked Dissertation Data on the Side

It was a good gig for a while, to be quite honest.

Anonymous

I Work at a School That Passes Kids No Matter What

It took me a while to figure out I had taken a job at a diploma factory.

Anonymous

I Got Paid to Improve Rich Kids' Personalities on Their College Applications

I agreed to do something that seemed a little bit sketch but ultimately legal so I wouldn't have to take out loans. It turned out to be a very fine line.

Anonymous

I Help People Cheat Their Way to Getting PhDs

I've written dozens of papers, including dissertations, for people with fancy titles in prestigious fields.

Anonymous

The Athletes I Tutor Are Not Very Smart, So I Do Their Work Without Telling Them

I'm a pro motorcycle racer, and this is my side hustle.

Anonymous

It Was Surprisingly Easy to Cheat in Bible Class at Karen Pence's School

I would still consider myself religious, but I just felt it was unrealistic to expect me to memorize Bible verses at age 12.

Anonymous

These Engineering Students Built a Special Pen Just for Cheating on Tests

"We didn't really need to cheat, because we already had 3.9 GPAs."

Anonymous

I Created a Fake Business to Get My Math Tests in Advance

But I still don’t have my degree after six or eight years of taking classes on and off.

Anonymous

I Use My Learning Disorder Diagnosis to Cheat on Tests

Getting diagnosed cost thousands of dollars—my roommate couldn't afford it—but it's helping me out big time.

Anonymous

Teens Hacked Their Teacher's Computer to Change Grades for Money

"It wasn't necessarily the most legal thing, but something to do that was sort of fun."

Anonymous

I Make $1,000 a Week Writing Essays for Lazy Students

Helping kids scam schools has turned into a full-time job for me.

Anonymous
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