USC bars registration of students in scandal
LOS ANGELES – The University of Southern California has blocked students who may be associated with the college admissions scandal from registering for classes while the school reviews their cases.
“Following the review,” school officials posted on Twitter late Monday, “we will take the proper action related to their status, up to revoking admission or expulsion.”
A number of schools implicated in the scandal, including the University of California, Los Angeles, have warned that they might punish students who were connected to the scheme. USC’s announcement shows officials moving ahead to change the status of students potentially caught up in the fraud while the school continues to investigate.
Last week, federal prosecutors indicted dozens of wealthy parents, including Hollywood celebrities and prominent business leaders, on charges that they paid large sums to get their children into Yale, Stanford and other schools. USC said last week that it would reject any applicants involved in fraudulent admissions.