Lying on College App

<p>Just wondering, how does a college know if you're lying about your EC's or volunteer hours? Is it just based off of the honor system or what? You can put down anything without any proof</p>

<p>They can't know, although some schools randomly and infrequently check to make sure some supposed ECs are true by contacting your school and whatnot.</p>

<p>They do random checks on peoples' apps. If you've done something incredible like nationally ranking in something or winning some competition, they will definitely check it. I had some friends who made up some stuff on their college app. It was a stupid thing to do, but it didn't even help them. You might get away with lying about little things: "I volunteered here" or "I was part of this club." In the end, they won't amount to much.</p>