Student Fakes Admission to Harvard and Stanford in Effort to Impress Parents

TIME

A 17-year-old Korean “math prodigy” is caught in the middle of a big problem that even she can’t solve.

The high school senior faked her acceptance to both Harvard University and Stanford University as a plan to impress her parents, according to The Washington Post.

The senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, not only claimed to have received acceptance letters from both universities, she also said she was offered five-figure scholarships to both schools.

And because both Harvard and Stanford were determined to have her, the teen said that the universities created a special dual-program that would allow her to attend both prestigious schools.

According to the Post, news of her supposed achievements caught the attention of media outlets everywhere, including the Korean media, who quickly named her the “Genius Girl.”

The high school senior even went so far as to…

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