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A lecture hall at Uppsala University, which is revoking admissions results for four students who were discovered to have cheated on the test that gained them entrance into the school. Credit: Tor Johnsson/SvD/TT

Aptitude test cheaters can get booted out of university

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The Swedish Council for Higher Education has decided to erase the scores of 22 people who cheated on the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test, but 12 of those people were already admitted to universities in Sweden based on their results.

At Uppsala University, four people were accepted based on their false performance on the aptitude test (Högskoleprovet). Cecilia Marklund, Head of Admissions at Uppsala University, tells Radio Sweden that the university will withdraw their admissions results, so that they won't be able to study in their programs anymore.

The other six schools who were informed that they had admitted people who had cheated on the exam were the Royal Institute of Technology, as well as the Universities of Linköping, Lund, Stockholm, Umeå, Uppsala and Örebro. They are allowed to revoke admissions results if people cheated to get in.

The Council is still investigating the cases of over 200 people who are suspected of cheating on the exam and expects to have the results ready this spring.

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