The list of impacted schools includes Yale, Stanford, the University of Southern California, Wake Forest, Georgetown, UCLA, and more.
The case sparked outrage across the country, especially among parents who stress about the intense competition for places in universities and, more broadly, about privileged behaviour among the richest Americans.
"What we do is help the wealthiest families in the United States get their kids into school.my families want a guarantee", he allegedly said.
The alleged crimes are said to have taken place between 2011 and 2019, with arrests being made in six different USA states.
"These parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege", U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said.
"For every student admitted through fraud, an honest and genuinely talented student was rejected", Mr Lelling said.
No students were charged, with authorities saying that in many cases the teenagers were unaware of what was going on. Singer helped pay individuals money to take the exams or help improve their scores after. The parents of that student had allegedly paid Singer $1.2 million. In an open letter, Mamet said: "That a parent's zeal for her children's future may have overcome her better judgment for a moment is not only unfortunate, it is, I know we parents would agree, a universal phenomenon".
According to the indictment, the couple allegedly paid $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation for their eldest daughter, 18-year-old Sophia, to take the SAT at a "controlled" testing center where someone would correct her answers without her knowledge. Macy was not charged, but authorities did not say why.
He's accused of spearheading the scam, including allegedly facilitating cheating on college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT, Photoshopping prospects' heads on athletes' bodies, and bribing admissions officers. The Full House star will be allowed to fly to Vancouver for work purposes after the judge reluctantly agreed to travel conditions, but must surrender her passport when work commitments are finished.
Actor James Van Der Beek, who starred in the film, tweeted: 'If only there was a succinct turn of phrase these kids could have used to inform their parents they were not desirous of their life path'. A former Yale soccer coach had pleaded guilty before the documents went public and helped build the case against others.
Some attempted to ply the sport and then quit; some claimed injuries and never joined the teams, others, Lelling said, "simply never showed up" to play.