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USStudents tied to U.S. college admissions scandal could face expulsion

17:11  19 march  2019
17:11  19 march  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Currently, no students face charges in the scandal . A student could otherwise be asked to leave the university and attend another institution to prove their academic merit on their own, Boland said, which is "a very common practice," often for a student who might have failed out or partied too much

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Students tied to U.S. college admissions scandal could face expulsion© Reuters/Mario Anzuoni FILE PHOTO: A sign is pictured on the grounds of University of Southern California in Los Angeles

(Reuters) - The University of Southern California said it may expel students linked to the largest college-admissions cheating scandal in U.S. history after it completes a review of their records.

The school said on Monday night that it has already "placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme," preventing them from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts.

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Students whose college admissions resulted from fraud may face expulsion . Civil lawsuits have been filed, and these criminal and civil cases will wind their way through The college - admissions scandal offers yet another example of an American system ostensibly rigged against average citizens.

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"Following the review, we will take the proper action related to their status, up to revoking admission or expulsion," the college said in a tweet on Monday night.

The move would affect the daughters of "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. The parents were among 50 people charged last week with participation in what federal prosecutors called a $25 million bribery and fraud scam.

The mastermind of the scheme last week pleaded guilty to racketeering charges for bribing coaches, cheating on standardized tests and fabricating athletic profiles to help children of wealthy families gain admission to top universities including Yale, Stanford and Georgetown.

A spokesman for Georgetown on Tuesday said the school would not comment on disciplinary action against individual students linked to the scandal but added that it is "reviewing the details of the indictment, examining our records, and will be taking appropriate action."

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Expulsion , or permanent exclusion, refers to the removal or banning of a student from a school system or university due to persistent violation of that institution' s rules, or in extreme cases

Currently, no students face charges in the scandal . Two students who the affidavit says were Both Helwick and Boland indicated the students could have a chance at redemption, depending on A student could otherwise be asked to leave the university and attend another institution to prove their

Yale, UCLA, and the University of Texas said last week that any students found to have misrepresented any part of their applications may have their admission rescinded. Stanford said it is "working to better understand the circumstances around" one of its students linked to the scheme.

Wake Forest's president said in a statement last week, "We have no reason to believe the student was aware of the alleged financial transaction."

Prosecutors said some students involved in the scandal were not aware that their parents had made the alleged arrangements, although in other cases they knowingly took part. None of the children were charged.

Several celebrities and corporate executives charged in the scandal have already felt career consequences.

The Hallmark cable channel last week cut ties with Loughlin for her alleged role in the fraud.

(Reporting by Gabriella Borter in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe and Steve Orlofsky)

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