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USC suspends registration for students linked to admissions scandal

The University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, California.
University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles,. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

The University of Southern California announced late Monday that students who may be connected to an alleged admissions scheme will be prohibited from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while the institution continues its investigation.

Details: USC did not disclose the number of students affected, but said the individuals have been notified. Last week, federal prosecutors said they had uncovered an admissions cheating scheme targeting USC and other prestigious schools including Stanford, Georgetown and Yale. At least 50 people — including Hollywood celebrities and business leaders — reportedly paid large sums of money to get their children into the schools.