College Admissions Scandal
Follow the latest College Admissions Scandal news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
1 month ago

Parents convicted in college scam remain free during appeal

Two men convicted of buying their kids’ way into school as part of the college admissions bribery scheme can stay out of prison while they appeal their cases
1 month ago
2 months ago

2 wealthy parents appeal convictions in college bribery case

Two wealthy parents who were sentenced to prison in the college admissions cheating scandal have appealed their convictions
2 months ago
CEO parent appeals conviction in college bribery case
2 months ago

Parents get 8 weeks in prison for college bribery scandal

A California couple has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison after pleading guilty to paying $25,000 to cheat on their son’s college admissions test
2 months ago
Silicon Valley couple to be sentenced in college bribes scam
3 months ago

Test taker gets prison; coach convicted in admissions scam

He admitted to secretly taking the ACT and SAT in place of students.
3 months ago
Bogus test taker to be sentenced in college admissions scam
4 months ago

Trial opens for ex-USC coach in college bribery scandal

A former water polo coach at the University of Southern California is on trial for his alleged role in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal
4 months ago
Trial opens for ex-USC coach in college bribery scandal
5 months ago

Coach speaks out in exclusive interview on Varsity Blues scandal

Michael Center, former University of Texas at Austin tennis coach, served six months in prison for his involvement in the admissions scandal.
5 months ago
Coach speaks out in exclusive interview on Varsity Blues scandal
7 months ago

Varsity Truce: Last parent in college bribery scandal pleads

Prosecutors say the owner of a warehousing company for the shipping industry who paid $75,000 to have someone correct his son’s answers on a college entrance exam has agreed to plead guilty in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal
7 months ago
7 months ago

Ex-media CEO sentenced to prison in college admissions scam

A former media company CEO who authorities say paid more than $500,000 to get her two children into elite universities has been sentenced to prison time
7 months ago
8 months ago

California parent gets 6 weeks prison in admissions scandal

A California parent has been sentenced to six weeks in prison and 250 hours of community service in connection with the sweeping college admissions scandal
8 months ago
8 months ago

Lori Loughlin appears in teaser for her 1st acting project since prison sentence

A teaser of Lori Loughlin's return to TV following her release from prison last December is here.
8 months ago
Lori Loughlin appears in teaser for her 1st acting project since prison sentence
8 months ago

Parents found guilty in college admissions scandal

Two wealthy fathers, John Wilson and Gamal Abdelaziz, were found guilty on all charges for paying bribes to secure prestigious college spots for their kids under false pretenses.
8 months ago
Parents found guilty in college admissions scandal
8 months ago

1st trial in the ‘Varsity Blues’ admission scandal returns guilty verdicts

Prosecutors say the scheme took hundreds of thousands of dollars from parents, on the promise of labeling students as recruited athletes for preferential admissions treatment.
8 months ago
1st trial in the ‘Varsity Blues’ admission scandal returns guilty verdicts
9 months ago

Jury set to deliberate in 1st ‘Varsity Blues’ trial

Former Staples and Gap executive John Wilson and former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz have pleaded not guilty to fraud and bribery-conspiracy charges.
9 months ago
Jury set to deliberate in 1st ‘Varsity Blues’ trial
9 months ago

1st trial in college admissions bribe scheme to head to jury

The first trial in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal will soon be in the hands of the jury
9 months ago
9 months ago

Lori Loughlin to make TV return 1 year after leaving prison

Lori Loughlin, who was involved in what police dubbed the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal, is making her return to TV.
9 months ago
Lori Loughlin to make TV return 1 year after leaving prison
9 months ago

Former Stanford sailing coach in Varsity Blues scandal shares his story in new book

John Vandermore lets readers into his side of the college admissions scandal in his book, "Rigged Justice."
9 months ago
Former Stanford sailing coach in Varsity Blues scandal shares his story in new book
9 months ago

Tennis coach agrees to plead guilty in Varsity Blues college admissions scheme

Rhode Island tennis legend Gordon Ernst has agreed to plead guilty in connection with his role in the college admissions cheating scheme.
9 months ago
Tennis coach to plead guilty in college admissions scheme
9 months ago

Ex-Georgetown tennis coach to plead guilty in college scam

A former Georgetown University tennis coach accused of accepting more than $2 million in bribes to help kids get into the school will plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scandal
9 months ago
9 months ago

1st trial in college admissions scandal gets underway

The first trial in the college admissions bribery scandal is underway with defense attorneys seeking to portray the two parents accused of buying their kids way into school as victims of con man who believed their payments were legitimate donations
9 months ago
9 months ago

Trial begins for parents in alleged college admissions bribery scandal

Two parents are accused of paying bribes to get their children into the University of Southern California.
9 months ago
Trial begins for parents in alleged college admissions bribery scandal
10 months ago

'Varsity Blues' trial promises fresh insights in old scandal

The first trial of “Operation Varsity Blues” will begin this week with the potential to shed light on investigators’ tactics and brighten the spotlight on a college admissions process many complain favors the rich
10 months ago
1 year ago

Former investment executive gets 3 months in college scam

A former private equity executive who cofounded an investment fund with U2′s Bono has been sentenced to three months in prison for his role in the college admissions bribery scheme
1 year ago
1 year ago

Lori Loughlin's husband released early from prison

Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli was released from federal prison early after serving time for his role in the college admissions scandal.
1 year ago
Lori Loughlin's husband released early from prison
1 year ago

Designer Mossimo Giannulli, husband to Lori Loughlin, released from prison

Lori Loughlin’s husband will serve out the rest of his term in home confinement for his part in the college admissions scandal after he was originally sentenced to five months in jail.
1 year ago
Designer Mossimo Giannulli, husband to Lori Loughlin, released from prison
1 year ago

Former UCLA soccer coach sentenced in college admissions scandal

"I made foolish decisions from a place of desperation."
1 year ago
Former UCLA soccer coach sentenced in college admissions scandal
1 year ago

1st defendant in ‘Varsity Blues’ scandal speaks out in new documentary

The new Netflix documentary, “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal,” explores the crime that rocked the nation.
1 year ago
1st defendant in ‘Varsity Blues’ scandal speaks out in new documentary
1 year ago

Ex-investment executive to plead guilty in admissions scam

He cofounded an investment firm with U2′s Bono.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Lori Loughlin's husband's request for early prison release denied

A judge rejected Mossimo Giannulli's motion to serve the rest of his prison term from home after spending nearly half of his five month sentence in solitary confinement because of COVID-19 protocols.
1 year ago
Lori Loughlin's husband's request for early prison release denied
1 year ago

Olivia Jade returns back to YouTube after a yearlong hiatus

Beauty influencer and daughter of Lori Loughlin, Olivia Jade delivers a statement before revealing her new vlog video.
1 year ago
Olivia Jade returns back to YouTube after a yearlong hiatus
1 year ago

Olivia Jade returns to YouTube after hiatus of more than a year: 'I can't change the past'

Olivia Jade Giannulli has returned to YouTube after a hiatus of more than a year following parents' involvement in the college admissions scandal.
1 year ago
Olivia Jade returns to YouTube after year-long hiatus: 'I can't change the past'
1 year ago

Lori Loughlin’s husband out of solitary confinement, pleads for early release

Mossimo Giannulli’s lawyers are asking for him to be released from prison and sent to house arrest after spending nearly half of his 5-month sentence in isolation due to COVID-19 protocols.
1 year ago
Lori Loughlin’s husband out of solitary confinement, pleads for early release
1 year ago

New details of Lori Loughlin's release from prison, reunion with family

The actress, who served nearly two months in federal prison for pleading guilty in the college admissions scandal, reunited with her two daughters just after Christmas.
1 year ago
New details of Lori Loughlin's release from prison, reunion with family
1 year ago

Lori Loughlin reportedly eyes comeback just days after being released from prison

The actress is home after serving prison time for the college admissions scandal but may also be looking to get back in front of the camera.
1 year ago
Lori Loughlin reportedly eyes comeback just days after being released from prison
1 year ago

Lori Loughlin released from prison after 2-month sentence

The actress was allegedly seen covering her face during her release from a California prison. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty in the Varsity Blues scandal.
1 year ago
Lori Loughlin released from prison after 2-month sentence
1 year ago

Lori Loughlin released from prison

The actress, who was sentenced to two months for pleading guilty in the college admissions scandal, is set to be released from the Federal Correction Institute in Dublin, California.
1 year ago
Lori Loughlin released from prison
1 year ago

Lori Loughlin released from prison after nearly 2 months

The actress was punished for her role in the so-called "Varsity Blues" scandal.
1 year ago
Lori Loughlin released from prison after nearly 2 months
1 year ago

Lori Loughlin getting out of prison in time for New Year’s Eve

The actress expected to be released from prison after serving time in college admissions scandal.
1 year ago
Lori Loughlin getting out of prison in time for New Year’s Eve
2 years ago

Mossimo Giannulli in solitary confinement, son says

The husband of Lori Loughlin, who was also implicated in the college admissions scandal, has been in solitary confinement since arriving in prison one month ago, according to his son.
2 years ago
Mossimo Giannulli in solitary confinement, son says
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin’s daughter breaks silence on college admissions fraud

Loughlin and Mossimo Giannuli’s daughter Olivia Jade spoke about the scheme that fraudulently got the now 21-year-old influencer recruited for the University of Southern California’s crew team.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin’s daughter breaks silence on college admissions fraud
2 years ago

Fallout after Lori Loughlin's daughter speaks out

In an interview with "Red Table Talk," Olivia Jade Giannulli, 21, discussed her family's "big mistake" and role in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.
2 years ago
Fallout after Lori Loughlin's daughter speaks out
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin's daughter breaks her silence on the college admissions scandal
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin's daughter breaks silence on 'Red Table Talk'

Olivia Jade shares her side of the story with Jada Pinkett Smith about her parents involvement in the college admissions scandal for the first time since they pleaded guilty.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin's daughter breaks silence on 'Red Table Talk'
2 years ago

Felicity Huffman lands 1st acting role since college admissions scandal

The actress, who served 11 days in jail after pleading guilty in the Varsity Blues scandal, will star in an ABC comedy as the unlikely owner of a minor league baseball team.
2 years ago
Felicity Huffman lands 1st acting role since college admissions scandal
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, reports to prison; what he can expect

The fashion designer reported to prison in California on Thursday.
2 years ago
What Lori Loughlin's husband can expect from time in prison
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin’s husband to report to prison for 5-month sentence

Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, 57, was sentenced to five months and ordered to pay $250,000 after he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud in the college admissions scandal.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin’s husband to report to prison for 5 month sentence
2 years ago

Harvard fencing coach arrested over admissions cheating scandal

Former Harvard fencing coach, Peter Brand, and Maryland businessman, Jie Zhao, were arrested and charged with conspiracy in a college admissions scandal separate from "Varsity Blues."
2 years ago
Harvard fencing coach arrested over admissions cheating scandal
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin could be released from prison in time for Christmas

Due to prison protocol, Lori Loughlin could be out in time to celebrate Christmas.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin could be released from prison in time for Christmas
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin could be released from prison in time for Christmas

The actress could be released early from her two month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, thanks to a policy on weekend release dates.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin could be released from prison in time for Christmas
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin begins 2-month prison sentence

The actress began her sentence for her role in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal and “GMA” has details on what her life behind bars will look like.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin begins 2-month prison sentence
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin reports to prison

Lori Loughlin is serving time for her part in the college admissions scandal.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin reports to prison