Trainers accused of falsely portraying prospective students as athletes have been dismissed or suspended from their universities, and schools are reviewing their enrolled students to confirm that no other party was involved.
It remains to be seen, however, what happens to the students themselves. According to the criminal affidavit, some of the students were aware of the fraud, others had no idea.
Are students excluded or may they continue to go to school? What are the consequences, if any?
CNN spoke with two university admissions and university education experts about the potential outcome for students whose parents had pulled the strings to get them to prestigious universities.
That's what they had to say.
The students' fate is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Christine Helwick, the former Advocate General of the California State University system, said there was no real solution for the future of these students.
"It has to be a case by case determination," she said.
If a student is found to have lied during an exam such as the SAT or applying to school, his or her fate depends on where he was in the application process, whether he was enrolled, or graduated during the fraud had been discovered, said Helwick.
If they have already graduated, Helwick said she doubted that a school would retire.
Universities have the hardest decisions for students still enrolled, Helwick said, and she said the schools needed to check whether these students were aware of the fraud or whether they were made by their parents behind the back of the student ,
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Those who knew should be deported, says an expert.
According to the criminal affidavit, not all students were aware of the scams arranged by their parents. At present, no students have been charged in the scandal.
Two students, the affidavit knowingly knowing that they were the deeds of Elizabeth and Manuel Henriquez, are being charged with paying hundreds of thousands of dollars and perks as part of the fraud. The affidavit says that her daughters have actively participated. CNN has spoken to the Henriquezes.
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