Coaches who have accused them of presenting potential students as athletes fired or put on holiday at their universities, and schools are reviewing their registered students to confirm that no one else was participating.
But it remains to be seen what will happen to the students themselves. According to the criminal affidavit, some of the students were aware of corruption, but others had no idea.
Will the pupils be expelled or will they continue to attend school? What are the consequences, if any?
CNN spoke to two experts on college admissions and higher education law regarding the potential outcome for students who drew their strings to put parents into prestigious universities.
This was what they had to say.
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Christine Helwick, a former general advocate of California State University system, said "there is no right solution" when it comes to the future of this student.
"It must be a case decision on a case," she said.
If it is found that a student has examined the SAT or has tendered his application to the school, their destiny would depend on where they were and whether they were already registered or did they t graduated, Helwick said.
If they have already graduated, Helwick said she suspected that a school would revoke a degree.
Students have the most difficult decisions for students who are still registered, Helwick said, and she said that schools should check whether these students were aware of corruption or whether their parents did it behind of the back of the student.
Ed Boland, former Yale University admissions officer and author of his memoirs, agreed, "The Battle for Room 31
Those who knew to face expulsion, the expert says
According to the criminal affidavit, not all students were aware of the corruption settled their parents. Currently, students have no reason to scandal.
Two students who know the affidavit are the daughters of Elizabeth and Manuel Henriquez, who have accused hundreds of thousands of dollars and paying favor as part of the scam. The affidavit states that their daughters were actively involved.
According to the affidavit, a proctor, paid to sit at Henriquezes's oldest daughter side and provided answers during the examination, "gloated" with her and her mother "in the fact that they were cheating and by
For Boland students who said there was a need for "immediate expulsion," Boland says that every university needs everyone who does not accept the admissions process.
"This scandal is undermining the faith of the community in this process," he said, "and schools must act firmly and swiftly to show the public that they are so scared. community. "
When asked if he was credible that some students did not know about corruption, Boland said he thought it was. If fewer people were in the process, he said, it would be easier to control.
For example, according to the affidavit, one student admitted to the University of Southern California as an athlete had no idea about the arrangement and was surprised when he was asked by his consultant at the orientation. track.
Boland also stated that despite the wishes of their parents, many students would not want to benefit from this. "
Helwick did not need to agree, pointing out that the alleged scam had been corrupted by SATs or ACTs, or that he had been presented as a potential athlete for a team who had no intention of playing it.
"It's hard to imagine that a student would not be familiar with one of them," she said.
Could they have a second chance?
Helwick and Boland gave students may have the opportunity to redeem, depending on their case.
B & # 39 some schools may be willing to see if the students concerned have so far been able to stand in the institution. On their own merits, Helwick said, to determine whether they would be allowed to stay.
"How long have they gone?" she asked. "How good is it done?" Did they show that they were able to operate at the level of someone who came under normal circumstances?
Another student could be asked to leave the university and attend another institution to create their academic merit. -but, Boland said, “a very common practice,” often for students who may have failed or did not do too much of their education.
And Helwick said, "community colleges are available