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The 9 Best Methods for Scheming Your Way into College

20 March 2013 11:00 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Most of you won't remember this, but there was a time when getting into college was more about taking the first step to a bright future and less about self-inflicted, crippling debt and lifelong lament that someone actually allowed you to major in French Literary Deconstructionism.

Hilariously, as Tina Fey's new comedy "Admission" attests to, higher education is still the goal for millions of teens whose optimism has yet to be obliterated by reality. But for all of you high schoolers out there who don't have "fancy connections" at top notch universities or "serviceable grade point averages," don't despair — today we're hooking you up with films that offer some less conventional methods for beating out your better and brighter peers.

9. 'Soul Man' (1986)

After reading a script about a privileged white kid taking tanning pills to get into Harvard with a scholarship meant for African Americans, producers could have either said "Wow, »

- Ben Freiburger

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