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USC puts students linked to admissions scandal on hold

March 19, 2019

The University of Southern California said Monday any students associated with the recently unearthed admissions scandal have been put on hold during the investigation, preventing the students from signing up for classes or obtaining transcripts.

“USC has placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme; this prevents the students from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review,” the school tweeted.

This decision follows an investigation that found parents were paying for their children to be recruited to universities as elite athletes regardless of ability or skill. Some also had test scores changed, according to the indictment handed down by federal prosecutors.

Roughly 50 parents, coaches and executives were named in the investigation, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.

The Department of Education and members of Congress are reviewing the case, according to news reports.