Quick Answer: Do Colleges Fact Check Essays?

Do colleges check if you lie?

Colleges know how to spot inconsistencies in your application.

They notice when things you say don’t match with what your teachers or counselors say in the letters of recommendation.

And colleges won’t hesitate to call your counselor to verify information that doesn’t seem right.

They don’t do it to catch you in a lie..

Are college essays really important?

The college essay offers students the chance to tell their own story to admissions officials. How important is the college essay? It ranked as the fifth most important factor in the admissions process in a 2019 National Association for College Admission Counseling survey.

Do colleges fact check activities?

Don’t make admissions officers guess whether your activities are for real. Admissions offices take grades and test scores seriously because schools, the College Board, and ACT have sophisticated tracking and reporting systems.

Do colleges actually read essays?

Yes, every college essay is read if the college has asked for it (and often even if they did not ask for it). The number of readers depends on the college’s review process. It will be anywhere from one reader to four readers.