Full coverage: Dozens charged — including Hollywood actresses — in connection with college admissions scheme

Federal prosecutors accused top CEOs, two Hollywood actresses and a legendary fashion designer of taking part in an audacious scheme to get their children into elite universities through fraud, bribes and lies. Of the 32 parents named in the FBI affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, more than half stand accused of conspiring to bribe their way into USC.

Prosecutors seek 13-month prison sentence for ex-Stanford coach in admissions scandal

John Vandemoer, the former sailing coach at Stanford University, will be the first defendant sentenced in the sprawling college admissions scandal.

College admissions scandal shows ‘sacrifice matters less than money,’ prosecutors say

Prosecutors say admissions scandal "confirms, for many, the worst of what they had long suspected: that hard work and sacrifice matters less than money.'

Lori Loughlin and husband could face legal conflict with USC over admissions scandal

USC told a law firm representing Lori Loughlin and husband J. Mossimo Giannulli that it "may have civil disputes with one or both sometime in the future."

College admissions scam: Ex-USC soccer coach to plead guilty and cooperate in investigation

Ali Khosroshahin, who led USC’s women’s soccer program from 2007 to 2013, will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and cooperate with the government.

Will Lori Loughlin’s daughters testify against her in college admissions scandal?

Experts say if Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli fight the charges, their children could be compelled to testify for the prosecution.

Bookkeeper for mastermind of college admissions scandal will plead guilty

William "Rick" Singer's bookkeeper, Steven Masera, will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and cooperate with investigators.

Westside private school gave diplomas to nonstudents for a fee. Then came the college admissions scandal

Before West Hollywood College Preparatory School was linked to a national college admissions scandal, it issued hundreds of diplomas to nonstudents.

As he faked students’ resumes, college admissions scandal mastermind appears to have fudged his credentials too

In a deposition, William “Rick” Singer claimed he helped several colleges select students for admission. All but one of the schools said the claim was false.

Three more parents plead guilty in admissions scheme and admit they paid to rig tests

As of Wednesday, 10 parents are among 16 total who have pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering crimes linked to consultant Rick Singer.

Star attorney and Napa Valley vintner plead guilty in college admissions scandal

Two more parents, star lawyer Gordon Caplan and Napa Valley vintner Agustin Huneeus Jr., pleaded guilty to taking part in a college admissions fraud.

Long before college admissions scandal, universities saw signs of fraud on campus

As the investigation continues, a key question is what universities knew and whether more could have been done to detect the widespread fraud.

Who’s pleaded guilty in college admissions scam? Rich parents. Coaches. A Golden Globe winner.

Ten people charged in the far-reaching college admissions scandal have pleaded guilty.

Former USC soccer coach Laura Janke pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

Janke has admitted to crafting scores of fake athletic profiles to ensure children of wealthy parents were admitted to top schools as student athletes.

Tearful Felicity Huffman explains why she got involved in college admissions scandal

As Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal, she said her daughter did have a legitimate learning disability.

Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

The actress admitted to paying $15,000 to William “Rick” Singer, a Newport Beach college admissions consultant, to inflate her daughter’s SAT score.

Will Felicity Huffman get prison time for her role in college admissions scandal?

A judge will determine the actress' sentencing at a later date, but here's what legal experts are saying.

Lori Loughlin feels wronged in college admissions scandal, looking to fight charges, source says

Lori Loughlin and her husband have refused to plead guilty to federal charges against them in the college admissions scandal, and it appears they aren’t in any hurry to do so as their legal team hunts for errors in the prosecution’s case.

L.A. exec who paid $400,000 to label son a tennis recruit pleads guilty in college scam

A Los Angeles executive who paid $400,000 to secure his son’s spot at Georgetown as a tennis recruit pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud offenses as part of the sweeping college admissions scandal.

This Chinese billionaire’s ‘gift’ got his daughter into Stanford. She says it was ‘hard work’

Yusi Zhao has become a key figure in the college admissions scandal after The Times revealed her parents paid William “Rick” Singer a seven-figure sum.

Ex-Stanford student whose parents paid $6.5 million under scrutiny from prosecutors

Federal prosecutors have sent a letter to Yusi Zhao informing her she is a possible target of their investigation, a person familiar with the investigation said.

Mother says she was duped into paying admissions fixer $6.5 million to get daughter into Stanford

The woman, who lives in China, now considers her daughter to be a victim of a scam perpetrated by Newport Beach consultant William “Rick” Singer, her lawyer said.

Families who paid largest sums in admissions scheme say they were duped

The families of two students from China, Yusi Zhao and Sherry Guo, paid William "Rick" Singer $6.5 million and $1.2 million, respectively. They have not been charged and say they were misled by a con man.

Family in China paid $6.5 million to college admissions fixer for a spot at Stanford, sources say

The family of Yusi Zhao paid the college admissions scandal's mastermind $6.5 million, sources said.

Bay Area couple first to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

Bruce and Davina Isackson pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Boston to fraud and money laundering offenses stemming from an investigation into bribes, rigged tests and fraud that had tainted the college admissions process.

Rick Singer had grand plans beyond college admissions. Then scandal brought him down

For William 'Rick' Singer, the college admissions scandal was just the beginning.

USC vows new scrutiny of athletics in wake of college admissions scandal

USC's interim president, Wanda Austin, laid out some of the new safeguards Wednesday in a letter to the school community.

Disgraced coach could provide key details of USC’s role in college admissions scandal

USC, like every other university entangled in the investigation, has called itself the victim of a scam orchestrated by a conman and a few rogue coaches.

FBI executed warrants to seize $2.7 million in college admissions scandal

The FBI secured warrants to seize up to $140,000 from former USC senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel and additional funds from former UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo and former USC women’s soccer coach Ali Khosroshahin.

College admissions scandal: 2 more, including former USC coach, agree to plead guilty

Laura Janke, former assistant soccer coach at USC, and Toby MacFarlane, a Del Mar title insurance executive, will plead guilty, authorities said.

Remorseful Felicity Huffman could get home confinement over prison time

Legal experts said Felicity Huffman could avoid prison time in college admissions scandal.

Videos of Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman become legal battleground in college admissions scandal

Prosecutors have asked a judge to restrict access to evidence they will begin turning over to defense attorneys, and their “central concern,” according to a defense attorney, is that video footage of Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin's homes will be leaked to the press.

Prosecutors come to L.A. looking to nab more parents in college admissions scandal

Prosecutors say they are looking to charge more parents in the college admissions scandal. Who will they be?

College admissions probe widens as prosecutors ask about additional students and parents

The Boston prosecutors, led by Assistant U.S. Atty. Eric Rosen, are interviewing possible witnesses in Los Angeles to bolster their existing cases and build new ones against people who have not yet been charged in the investigation, people familiar with the matter said.

UCLA needs 103 days to turn over emails between soccer coaches and those indicted in college scandal

UCLA record-keepers insist that compiling requested emails and texts is such a “lengthy, time-consuming process” that the records won’t be turned over until June 30.

Why the admissions scandal at UCLA is worse than at USC: It’s a public university

USC is a private school that can admit anyone it wants without offering the public an explanation; UCLA, in contrast, is a public university that strives to be a meritocracy.

These parents could help expose UCLA, USC roles in college admissions scandal

Two parents — Bruce and Davina Isackson — could now play a key role in the sprawling college admissions case that has shaken American higher education.

For Lori Loughlin, ‘parenting on steroids’ could be a defense in the college admissions scandal

As more parents mount a legal defense, one argument comes into focus: They were trying to help their kids and were manipulated into criminal activity.

Parents in college admissions scandal tell judge there was no conspiracy

A Palo Alto couple accused of paying $25,000 to rig their son’s college entrance exam asked a federal judge this week to dismiss the indictment against them, claiming there was no conspiracy among the parents entangled in the college admissions scandal.

UCLA’s hands are anything but clean in the college admission scandal

Though UCLA leaders acted like shocked victims of the college admissions bribery scandal, a similar, though legal, version of the same thing struck the campus six years ago.

UCLA administrators need to be held accountable in college admissions scandal

Long before the athletics admissions scandal, UCLA knew of allegations that parents were making donations and their children were being admitted as athletes in violation of rules. Administrators need to be held accountable.

Lori Loughlin and her husband plead not guilty in college admissions scandal

The couple did not appear in federal court in Boston on Monday, but instead waived their right to appear before a judge for an arraignment and entered their pleas through documents filed by their attorneys.

As Lori Loughlin’s legal problems mount, she faces a fateful choice in college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin and husband J. Mossimo Giannulli were indicted Tuesday on new charges. They must now decide whether to fight or agree to plead guilty.

UCLA knew of a cash-for-admissions deal, years before the scandal

Documents show that years ago UCLA knew of concerns about parents pledging donations to its athletics in exchange for their children being admitted.

Expert test-taker in college admissions scheme pleads guilty

Mark Riddell, who prosecutors say doctored dozens of college entrance exams, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges.

In college scandal, rowing was the ideal sport for stowaways, cheating

The children of William "Rick" Singer's wealthy clients — such as Lori Loughlin — played water polo, tennis, volleyball, football, basketball, soccer; they ran track and sailed — at least on paper. But one sport was particularly suited to Singer’s admitted college admissions scheme: crew.

Lori Loughlin, 15 others indicted on new charges in college admissions scandal

Loughlin and others were indicted on additional charges of money laundering and fraud conspiracy, increasing pressure to cut a deal with prosecutors.

Felicity Huffman likely to face some prison time in college admissions scandal

Prosecutors have said they would ask for punishment at the low end of the sentencing scale for Felicity Huffman, possibly less than a year.

College admissions scandal enters new phase as many parents set guilty pleas

What the guilty pleas by Felicity Huffman and other parents say about the future of college admissions scandal.

Stanford kicks out student as fallout from college admissions scandal grows

Stanford has rescinded admission for a student amid fallout from the cheating scandal. It also revoked credits the student earned while enrolled.

Some wealthy parents cut deals, others fight on in college admissions scandal. A look at what’s next

Why some parents are making deals while others are fighting charges in college admissions scandal.

High-profile lawyer admits guilt and defends his daughter in college admissions scandal

A top attorney who was charged in the college admissions scandal said Friday he will plead guilty to charges and made a public statement defending his teenage daughter.

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and others face judge in college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among 13 parents charged in a college admissions scheme set to appear in federal court in Boston on Wednesday.

Top USC officials stepping down as university tries to set new course

In the latest sign of upheaval at the University of Southern California, Provost Michael Quick and General Counsel Carol Amir are to leave their posts in June.

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, 11 parents in college admissions scandal set to appear in court Wednesday

Thirteen parents accused in a college admissions scheme, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, are scheduled to appear for the first time in federal court in Boston on Wednesday, where a judge will set the conditions of their release.

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin face a moment of truth with college admissions scandal hearing

The two most famous defendants in the college admissions scandal — actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin — face a moment of truth as they face court Wednesday.

The bizarre story of the L.A. dad who exposed the college admissions scandal

Morrie Tobin is an L.A. character — a millionaire financier who rebranded himself as a homelessness activist and social justice advocate. When he learned the feds were investigating him for stock fraud, he clued them in on an even bigger scam: the college admissions scandal.

Parents charged in admissions scandal begin making their appearances in federal court

They filed into court, one after the other — the casino magnate, the Napa Valley vintner, the Hot Pocket heiress — having braved the Boston cold and a line of cameras outside the courthouse, to stand before a judge and have their rights to travel, to speak with co-defendants curtailed or revoked.

Mocked and publicly shamed, parents in admissions scandal now face a judge

Many of the parents in the college admissions scandal will march into court in Boston to face charges. And in doing so, the public will begin to see how they respond to the accusations against them.

Judge questions — but accepts — plea deal for ex-Yale coach in college admissions scheme

The sweeping college admissions scandal heads to federal court in Boston Thursday, where a judge has raised serious questions about the charges and the plea deal reached with one of the defendants, former Yale soccer coach Rudy Meredith.

Responding to college admissions scandal, California lawmakers propose sweeping reforms

State lawmakers have introduced bills to close loopholes used by parents to get kids into elite universities. One bill would regulate private college consultants. Another would prohibit preferential admissions to applicants related to the institution’s donors or alumni.

How one wealthy parent is defending himself in college admissions scandal

We are beginning to get some sense of how parents plan to push back against allegations in the far-reaching scheme that accuses them of bribing and lying to get their children into elite universities.

Top Silicon Valley venture capital leader out over ties to college admissions scandal

A major Silicon Valley venture capital firm has broken ties with its founder, Chris Schaepe, after he informed them that William “Rick” Singer, the man behind the college admissions scandal, helped get his son into college.

Former TPG exec Bill McGlashan says he never paid a bribe to get his son into college

In the far-reaching college admissions scandal, the former private equity executive is accused of paying to have his son's ACT exam doctored as well as setting up a fake athletic profile for him.

USC and UCLA among universities under federal investigation in college admissions scandal

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into several of the universities involved in the far-reaching college admissions scandal.

Prosecutors ratchet up pressure on parents in admission scandal with new charges

A federal grand jury has indicted Amy and Gregory Colburn, a Palo Alto couple, on charges they hired William “Rick” Singer, the confessed ringleader of a college admissions cheating scam, to rig their son’s college entrance exam. The move ratchets up pressure on other parents charged in the case.

Lori Loughlin’s daughters remain at USC amid college admissions scandal

It is not clear whether Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Giannulli are still attending classes as the university investigates students with possible connections to the far-reaching scheme.

College admissions scandal enters next phase: New charges, more deals coming?

Some of the parents named in the charges are under pressure from federal prosecutors to make deals, which could occur in the coming week as the defendants go to court.

Yale rescinds admission as first student faces consequences in college scandal

It is the first known case in which a student’s involvement in the scheme has resulted in a revoked admission.

More wealthy parents under scrutiny by prosecutors in college admissions scandal

Several parents who haven't been previously charged, and their attorneys, have been informed they are the subject of the federal inquiry, sources say.

Mystery parent paid $6.5 million to get kids into top universities as part of admissions scandal

The astronomical figure is among the details that federal prosecutors have made in charging college fixer William “Rick” Singer, a slew of university coaches and more than 30 parents, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.

College admissions scandal generated disgust and outrage. But what exactly was the crime?

At the request of a federal judge, prosecutors spelled out in a new court filing what, specifically, they believe was stolen when Singer paid a Yale soccer coach to recruit children of his clients who did not play competitive soccer.

The admissions scandal revealed yet another reason to rethink college sports

The emphasis on college athletics has long since reached questionable levels.

Expelling the students caught up in the college admissions scandal would be cruel and unnecessary

Readers say the children who might have benefited from their parents' fraudulent activities to get them into elite colleges should not be expelled.

UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero says he's outraged by college admissions scandal

UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero expressed disgust over the recent admissions scandal that rocked his school in his first public comments about the ordeal Friday and said steps were being taken to ensure it never happened again.

The legal way the rich get their kids into elite colleges: Huge donations for years

As a national college admissions scandal continues to generate public outrage, there are still plenty of wealthy parents who get their kids into school the old-fashioned way — by spending lots of money legally.

Podcast: Bill Plaschke discusses why he called for the firing of USC's Lynn Swann

Bill Plaschke discusses why he feels so strongly that USC needs to fire Lynn Swann. Plaschke also talks about LeBron James and the Lakers, Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, Mike Trout and the Angels and more.

He’s getting into college without the help of wealth and privilege — and it’s hard work

Damion Lester lives in a violent and impoverished L.A. neighborhood, but he's kept up his grades and is getting into college — without the wealth and advantages of families such as those ensnared in the college admissions scandal.

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin face court amid settlement pressure in admissions scandal

The next move in the college admissions scandal will unfold in a Boston federal courtroom April 3, when Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and other defendants are set to appear in court.

College admissions scandal: Can USC’s cautious new leader be the crusader it needs?

As chancellor of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol L. Folt was seen as a cautious leader. Now, she becomes the first female president of USC at a time when scandals have dominated the headlines.

As colleges decide fate of children in admissions scandal, a key question: What did they know?

The extent of the children's knowledge of the college admissions scandal their parents are ensnared in could play a role in what happens to them.

College admissions scandal: UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo resigns in wake of bribery allegations

UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo has resigned in the wake of his alleged involvement in accepting $200,000 in bribes to help enroll two players using fake athletic profiles, an athletic department official confirmed Thursday.

Former University of San Diego basketball coach in college scandal is identified

Lamont Smith was basketball coach at University of San Diego for nearly three seasons, from April 2015 until February 2018. He allegedly received more than $10,000 for facilitating admissions to the school as part of scheme federal indictment says was run by Rick Singer of Newport Beach.

A wiretap brings privilege and helicopter parenting to the fore in the college admissions scandal

In the college admissions scandal, wealthy parents such as Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are accused of going to great — and illegal — lengths to help their children. But experts say such behavior can have harmful effects on the children later in life.

USC selects Carol Folt as new president as university tries to move past scandals

The former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will become the first female president in USC’s 139-year history.

USC has lost its way. Here’s how the new president can put it back on track

Advice for USC's new president: Ignore those, no matter how wealthy or influential, who stand in the way of change.

Podcast: A deep dive into the college admissions scandal at USC

Of all the schools linked to the college admissions scandal, only USC is alleged to have had an administrator involved. Reporters Brady McCollough and Nathan Fenno discuss the current situation and take a broader look at a scandal-plagued institution.

Wealthy parents in admissions scandal under intense pressure to make deals. Here’s why

Legal experts said they would not be surprised if many parents in the college admissions scandal end up making deals.

Two former USC football recruiters point out how administrator could have manipulated admissions

Two former USC football recruiting staff members who worked directly with an administrator who stands accused of accepting bribes said they had no knowledge of the alleged scheme.

UC should expel students and revoke degrees after admissions scandal, lawmaker says

California legislators questioned the integrity of the UC admissions process and received few answers from university officials at a two-hour hearing.

No soccer experience, but she still got a spot on elite UCLA team in college admissions scandal

Lauren Isackson did not play competitive soccer before matriculating at UCLA, prosecutors say, and yet, for an entire season, she was a member of an elite team that finished the 2017 season as runner-up to national champion Stanford.

College admissions scandal: Wealthy parents told to make deal or face more charges

Multiple sources tell the L.A. Times that federal prosecutors are interested in talks with some of those charged in the sweeping college admissions scam.

College admissions scandal hits UC Berkeley; fake SAT score allegedly submitted

Jordan Sidoo — whose father was named in an indictment linked to the elaborate college admissions scam that came to light last week — is being investigated by UC Berkeley for allegedly submitting falsified SAT scores as part of his application.

College admissions scammers found ‘the hole in the Death Star’

There have long been serious concerns about the fairness and equity of the admissions process to elite university. But now, there are concerns about its very integrity.

Amid college admissions scandal, USC announces tuition increase

USC announced a 3.5% increase, which the university said is one of the smallest tuition increases in 50 years.

Powerful parents lose jobs, face backlash over college admissions scandal

Parents and others are expected to be charged in the college admissions scandal. Many have faced additional fallout, including lost jobs and canceled collaborations.

Parents in college-admissions scandal got tax breaks. Outrage sparks calls for change

Legislation being considered in Washington would eliminate tax breaks for charitable donations to universities and colleges during the admissions process.

In admissions scandal, the students should be expelled

The answer is clear to the big question in the admissions scandal — what should happen to the kids? They should all be expelled.

Admissions scandal reinforces stereotypes but elite colleges admitting more low-income students

Top colleges have poured resources into recruiting and supporting low-income students, and their efforts have shown results. But the recent admissions scandal paints a much different picture in the public eye.

The college cheating scandal hit these Eastside high school kids hard

Boyle Heights Beat reporters can't stop thinking about the admissions scandal as they await word on their own college applications and craft stories about the con.

Fallout from college admissions scandal worsening for accused parents, schools

From civil lawsuits to talk of new legislation, fallout from college admissions scandal worsening for accused parents, institutions.

Lynn Swann says USC was ‘blindsided’ by alleged actions of administrator in college admissions scandal

Lynn Swann, USC's athletic director, offers his first public comments on the college admissions scandal that involved a school administrator.

Audacious college admissions scandal left so many red flags missed by so many

Rick Singer's scheme — fraudulent testing, creating star athletes out of kids who'd never played the sports, millions in bribes — was so over the top. But for all the red flags and some of America's best universities, nothing was done.

The rich buying names on college buildings is ‘legal bribery,’ Gov. Gavin Newsom says

Gov. Gavin Newsom, during a national media tour to defend his decision to ban California death row executions, decried "legal bribery" in the college admissions process, including favors given to big donors. Newsom's comments come amid the college admissions scandal that touched UCLA and USC.

More wealthy parents could be swept up in widening college admissions scandal

Federal authorities have said the investigation into college admissions fraud is ongoing, and there are signs more parents could be swept up.

College admissions scandal: USC to deny entry to some students involved in alleged scam

Amid growing frustration and anger, USC will deny entry to about half a dozen students involved in the college admissions scandal.

Can you trust investment executives who were snared in the college cheating scandal?

Some of those indicted in the admissions scandal occupy positions of trust regulated by government. Can they be trusted in their businesses?

Olivia Jade, daughter of Lori Loughlin, dropped by Sephora amid college admissions scandal

Sephora has ended its brand partnership with social-media influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli, the daughter of actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, in wake of a college admissions scandal enveloping her and her parents.

Hallmark cuts Lori Loughlin from all projects amid college admissions scandal

Hallmark has severed ties with Lori Loughlin, the actress who was among dozens indicted by federal prosecutors on Tuesday in connection with an elaborate scheme aimed at getting students into elite colleges.

Just miles from USC and the admissions scandal, these students sell food for college money

The students of Puente, a transfer club at East LA College, work year-round to help each other make it to 4-year universities, offering a

Admissions scandal exposes much that’s wrong with what we teach kids to value

What should parents want for their kids: a fancy college, or a life of meaning?

How an L.A. parent’s tip uncovered massive college admissions scandal

The L.A. parent provided vital information that launched the investigation that uncovered shocking corruption and cheating in the college admissions process.

College cheating scandal prompts resignations and questions at elite prep schools

Some of Southern California's most elite private schools are caught up in the national college admissions cheating scandal, including Sage Hill and Harvard Westlake.

Two charged in college admissions scandal resign from Sage Hill School’s board

Douglas Hodge and Michelle Janavs, two of the parents charged in connection with the wide-reaching college admissions cheating scandal, have resigned from their positions on the board of trustees of Sage Hill School in Newport Coast.

Bill McGlashan fired from TPG amid college cheating scandal

TPG Growth is best known for its landmark investments in such companies as AirBnB and Uber. It also helped launch the Burbank movie studio STX Entertainment.

Sadly, it’s no surprise that USC was at the center of the college admissions scandal

There have been too many examples of self-dealing, corruption and willful ignorance at USC to dismiss the college cheating scandal as the result of a few bad apples.

11 lies uncovered in the college admissions scam: a phony coxswain, made-up learning disabilities and fictional athletes

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli saw rowing as their daughter’s ticket into USC, even though she never competed in the sport, prosecutors allege.

College admissions scandal fallout: Stanford students sue UCLA, USC and Yale

USC, Yale University, UCLA and other colleges were sued by two Stanford University students seeking class status over the admissions bribery scandal.

Mediocre grades? Weak SATs? Rick Singer got you into an elite college — for a price

William "Rick" Singer is an ultramarathon runner, a former high school basketball coach and a father. Prosecutors say he is also the mastermind of a multimillion-dollar college admissions scheme to help the rich and famous gain their children entry to some of the nation's most elite universities.

Will children at center of college admissions scandal pay a price along with their parents?

Administrators are reviewing admission decisions after authorities uncovered a cheating scheme in which families paid huge sums to gain access to top schools.

A lingering question in the college admissions scandal: Why?

For wealthy families, securing your child a spot at an elite school can be the ultimate status symbol.

USC’s central role in college admissions scandal brings anger and dismay

USC, reeling through a decade of scandals, faces a reckoning with its deep ties to a college admissions scam roiling higher education. To many inside and outside campus, it speaks to a culture in desperate need of change.

College admissions scandal: How could rich parents gaslight their children like that?

In the cacophony of commentary about how a corrupt system allowed rich parents to buy entrance to elite colleges for their children, it's worth remembering that the system is not particularly at fault. At the heart of the allegations is a white collar crime ring.

In wake of admissions scandal, USC needs to fire athletic director Lynn Swann

In the wake of news that his program endorsed the admittance of fake athletes, it’s time for USC to retire Lynn Swann and find a real athletic director.

USC athletic administrator arrested for bribery in admissions scandal ‘knew her stuff’

Donna Heinel emerged as the only senior athletic department administrator indicted in the $25-million racketeering conspiracy announced Tuesday in Boston.

UC investigates university involvement in college admissions scandal

University of California President Janet Napolitano has ordered an investigation into UC involvement in the nationwide college cheating scam that has ensnared dozens of wealthy families.

How the largest college admissions scandal ever let wealthy parents cheat the system

Inside operation "Varsity Blues," an audacious scheme based out of California that used bribes, test cheating and fraud to get the kids of CEOs and actors into top schools.

Marketing guru Jane Buckingham caught up in college admissions scandal

The youth marketing expert created The Cassandra Report, Trend Central and The Intelligence Group, all of which she sold to talent agency CAA.

What we know about Mark Riddell, a test-taking whiz linked to a college cheating scam

Mark Riddell is "just a really smart guy," a U.S. attorney said. Riddell is accused of fraud and money laundering in connection with an alleged scheme of taking college entrance tests for students whose parents typically paid $10,000 per test, authorities say.

Why wasn’t William H. Macy charged in college admissions scandal that targeted wife Felicity Huffman?

Federal prosecutors charged actress Felicity Huffman with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, but not her husband, actor William H. Macy.

On 'Full House,' Lori Loughlin's character knew cheating on school admissions was wrong

Lori Loughlin's "Full House" character knew way back in 1993 that cheating to get kids into a good school was wrong. In Season 6 of the classic sitcom, her Aunt Becky chastised John Stamos' Uncle Jesse about "embellishing" their twins' scholastic achievements.

Late-night hosts take aim at Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman over admissions scandal

Riffing on news that dozens, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were involved in a college bribery scheme, late-night hosts Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert weighed in Tuesday night.

Lori Loughlin released on $1-million bail in college admissions scandal

The two actresses were among dozens swept up in what prosecutors called the largest college admissions scandal they’ve ever seen.

College admissions scandal snares actresses, CEOs and coaches; alleged mastermind pleads guilty

Dozens have been indicted, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, in a scheme aimed at getting students into elite colleges.

Newport Beach and Laguna Beach connections abound in college admissions scandal

A Newport Beach company is at the center of a wide-reaching, audacious scheme to get the children of the rich and famous into elite universities through fraud, bribes and lies.

College admissions scandal: Here is everyone charged in the case

We list all those charged in what prosecutors call a massive scam in which wealthy parents allegedly paid to help their children gain entrance to top colleges.

‘This is disgusting’: College cheating scandal shows ugly side of admissions game

The huge business around getting kids into elite colleges has long raised eyebrows. But Operation Varsity Blues exposes the ugly side of this. Will academia respond?

How USC’s ‘side door’ allowed unqualified prospective students to gain admission

Tuesday morning, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts announced a dozen indictments, exposing a $25-million racketeering conspiracy in which parents from around the country bribed coaches and athletic administrators to designate their children falsely as recruited athletes.

We’re used to celebrity scandals, but oh my God, Felicity Huffman?

For years, Felicity Huffman seemed like one of the most grounded women in Hollywood. One massive college admissions fraud later, it turns out, she wasn't.

Rick Singer’s nonprofit was supposed to help poor kids. But elite colleges got most of its grants

A nonprofit at the center of a college cheating scandal gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to athletic programs at USC, Chapman University and other schools in recent years, tax documents show.

‘The system is rigged’ feels real when the rich cheat to get their kids into top colleges

Felicity Huffman is among those accused in a college admissions cheating scheme that sends a corrosive lesson to our kids.

Felicity Huffman awoke to FBI agents with guns drawn at her L.A. home in college cheating raid

Felicity Huffman awoke to FBI agents with guns drawn at her L.A. home in college cheating scandal. She spent hours in federal custody.

Five California residents arrested in cheating scheme to obtain student visas for Chinese nationals

There were over 40 students who took advantage of this scheme and who were able to attend top-ranked colleges, including UCLA, Columbia University and New York University.

Elite L.A. prep schools get subpoenas from feds in college cheating scandal

Federal authorities issued subpoenas to elite L.A. prep schools for records involving some of the students involved in the fraud case.

Rick Singer promised wealthy teens elite colleges, even if they didn’t have the grades

William “Rick” Singer promised to help high school students get into elite colleges that seemed unattainable given their grades and test scores.

USC fires administrator and coach arrested in college admissions fraud scheme

USC senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel and water polo coach Jovan Vavic were fired Tuesday after being indicted for their alleged roles in a college admissions fraud scheme.

UCLA men’s soccer coach placed on leave after indictment in college admissions scam

Longtime UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo was placed on leave by the school Tuesday morning after being indicted as part of a widespread corruption scheme involving the admission of students to top universities using falsified test scores and athletic profiles.

Inside the audacious college scheme to get kids of the rich and famous into elite schools

Federal prosecutors dubbed their investigation “Operation Varsity Blue” and said it blew the lid off a massive fraud scheme aimed at getting the children of the rich and powerful into elite universities.

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin’s projects under scrutiny amid college exam scandal

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among dozens indicted by federal prosecutors on Tuesday in connection with an elaborate scheme aimed at getting students into elite colleges. Will the charges affect their current and upcoming projects?

Olivia Jade, Lori Loughlin’s daughter snared in scandal, is rising social media star

Actress Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli is an influencer whose digital presence boasts make-up tutorials, fashion-week appearances and vlogging around the University of Southern California, where she is a student.

Forget incompetence, USC's athletic department is simply corrupt

Trojan Nation learned Tuesday was that USC’s athletic department was something worse than comically inept. It was also brazenly corrupt.

College admissions and testing fraud scheme: Indictment

Federal prosecutors have alleged a nationwide conspiracy involving cheating on college entrance exams. Here are documents unsealed in the case.

College admissions and testing fraud scheme: Charging document

Charging documents are released as federal prosecutors indicted dozens of people — including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin — in connection with an elaborate scheme aimed at getting students into elite colleges.