USC bars reg­is­tra­tion of stu­dents in scan­dal

The Buffalo News - - NATIONAL NEWS -

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.

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