Felicity Huffman’s daughter accepted at Carnegie Mellon after college admissions scandal

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PITTSBURGH — It’s only been a few months since Felicity Huffman admitted to cheating to get her daughter into college, but now that same daughter has announced that she will be attending college at a Pittsburgh university.

Huffman served 11 days in prison last fall and was ordered to complete 250 hours of community service for paying $15,000 to a college admissions consultant to boost her daughter’s SAT scores.

That daughter, Sophia Macy, has now announced plans to join the drama program at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Huffman said Macy was not involved in the score-fixing scheme at all, but as a result had her previous admissions offers rescinded and had to retake the SATs.

This was part of the same admissions scandal that included Lori Loughlin and dozens of other parents.

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Felicity Huffman exits John Moakley U.S. Courthouse where Huffman received a 14 day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal on September 13, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Felicity Huffman exits John Moakley U.S. Courthouse where Huffman received a 14 day sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal on September 13, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Paul Marotta/Getty Images)