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USC suspends class registration for students who might be linked to admissions scam

  • USC's hold "prevents the students from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review," the university said Monday.
  • It did not say how many students are affected, but said those students have been notified.
  • USC is one of at least eight universities affected by the biggest college admissions cheating investigation ever prosecuted in the US.
  • The scheme allegedly involved wealthy families paying between $15,000 to $1.2 million to Rick Singer, CEO of a college application prep company.
  • Singer has admitted that he helped facilitate SAT and ACT test cheating.
  • He also admitted to bribing college coaches or athletics officials to recommend certain students for admission -- even though the students, in some cases, had never competed in those sports.
  • One day after news broke of the cheating scandal, USC said all applicants connected with the alleged scheme will be denied admission.

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