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I got caught cheating!

john777john777 Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2006 in College Admissions
Hello, I really need help on my situation. I am currently a senior and is top 10% of my school.
Today, I got caught in my French class for sharing answers on the quiz with my friend. For 2 questions on the quiz, both of us put same answers that were far off from the correct one. So my teacher got suspicious and gave us referral. I have to talk to him tomarrow. Should I admit that I cheated or should i say that we shared the same note and may be we put down the same answer? We were the only ones taking a make up quiz. I asked her for the recommendation and i will be screwed if I admit that I cheated. Should I try my best to convince her that I didn't cheat?
Also in my school, the cheating doesnt go onto the transcript, but since I asked her for the recommendation, what should I do?
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Replies to: I got caught cheating!

  • USMA011USMA011 Posts: 103Registered User Junior Member
    Don't lie. That will definately come back to bite you. Tell the truth, take your lick, move on. Make it a lession in life. Atleast you are learning this now, instead of cheating at a time when a lot worse things could happen.
  • john777john777 Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    Also even if I get F on the quiz, I think I can still get a B in the class. But if I admit, my life will be screwed!! Also do teachers know if you are lying or not? I think I will really convince her that i didnot cheat.
  • nyynyy Posts: 133Registered User Junior Member
    Tell her that you cheated. Tell her why, and let her know that you understand how stupid it was to cheat. Apologize, ask for forgiveness. If you feel like she lost respect for you, then ask her to not write a recommendation letter. In fact, you can say something along the lines of, "I don't want you to write my recommendation letter anymore. I've changed my mind because of this quiz. Although I don't think that it reflects me or my character, I'm afraid that you have a different view of me now."
  • bearcatsbearcats Posts: 4,320Registered User Senior Member
    just tell her you dont need her recommendation, drop her class
  • USMA011USMA011 Posts: 103Registered User Junior Member
    Take the hit. Really, you should know better. Tell her the dead-honest truth. TELL HER to give you an F. Atleast that way she knows that you have changed - and what you did was a one-time thing. Take your B and move forward.
  • futurenyustudentfuturenyustudent Posts: 5,366Registered User Senior Member
    Um if you're actually innocent and it really WAS a coincidence because you and your friend studied together, fight to the death. If that was some BS excuse you made up, plead guilty and move on.
  • PearlPearl Posts: 754Registered User Member
    I can't believe you cheated in a class where you had asked a teacher for a recommendation.

    You do realize that in college, if you are caught cheating you are usually thrown out on your ear...don't you?

    I honestly don't know what to tell you. If you claim that you didn't do it and try to cover it up and the teacher sees through you, you'll just end up looking like an arrogant, punk kid and they will probably write a less than favorable evaluation for you.

    I suppose your only option is the fess up - be honest and what happens, happens. That's life.
  • memeti_12_89memeti_12_89 Posts: 91Registered User Junior Member
    lol don't worry in my school last year there was this kid that got accepted into columbia and he would cheat on the french quiz's everyday since we have one everyday, think about it a person that cheated in his classes lets say in college and the same guy is performing surgery on your mother a few years later, moreover hes gonna remember the mc letters lol, but hes not gonna remember the answers exactly to certain problems
  • mewantcollegemewantcollege Posts: 112Registered User Junior Member
    if i were you id just admit it and pray ur teacher has mercy. if you tell him that you're honestly sorry, offer to take the B, and promise not to do it again, he may even take out the referral and act like nothing ever happened.

    will the cheating on your transcript make a big difference in the college admissions process? i mean, how bad could it hurt you if you're a top student AND person otherwise??
  • NJresNJres Posts: 5,269Registered User Senior Member
    If you decide to confess to cheating, please tell your friend first so you don't leave him insisting you guys studied together while you are telling the teacher you shared answers during the test.
  • NorthstarmomNorthstarmom Posts: 24,853Registered User Senior Member
    Yes, the cheating could look bad on his transcript. The colleges would justifiably wonder whether his good grades were due to cheating. It's highly unlikely that a student gets caught cheating the only time that they do it.
  • brosfambrosfam Posts: 442Registered User Member
    Nature finds a way. I'm glad you got caught cheating and anyone who cheats like that doesn't deserve to go to college at all.
  • abg41abg41 Posts: 86Registered User Junior Member
    Get real brosfam...
  • brosfambrosfam Posts: 442Registered User Member
    Why "get real"?

    He was dumb enough to cheat in the first place. On top of that, he betrayed the person he chose to do his recommendation.

    How is cheating AT ALL acceptable?
  • harvard2727harvard2727 Posts: 435Registered User Member
    calm down. one mistake def. does not mean no college
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