Ever since the now-infamous college admissions scandal came to light, the repercussions have been severe and large in terms of scale. Several celebrities have been arrested for their part in trying to help their kids get into colleges. Some have already been convicted and sentenced for what they've done. But it's not just those who took part in the bribery scandal affected by this; the children of the parents who've been linked to this will forever be impacted by this mess.
Case in point: Olivia Jade and her sister Isabella, daughters of actress Lori Loughlin. When this scandal broke, many people online shamed the sisters for not deserving to go to the University of Southern California. Loughlin is alleged to have spent about $500 000 USD to make her daughters rowing team recruits in order to get into college. With that in mind, such criticism wasn't shocking.
Because of this, the students' admission statuses were uncertain. Back in April, USC placed their admissions on hold, saying that they were doing this to all students directly affected by this scandal. Olivia and Isabella weren't attending any classes, but they also weren't allowed to withdraw from the university.
"USC has placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme. This prevents the students from registering for classes (until they have agreed to participate in the review of their case), withdrawing from the university, or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review. Among many factors investigators could consider in reviewing each case are any developments in the criminal cases, including plea deals by parents. Following these case-by-case reviews, we will take the proper action related to each student’s status, up to revoking admission or expulsion," the university explained at the time of the announcement.
But now we have an answer: Loughlin's daughters aren't USC students anymore. The university's registrar revealed that "Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli are not currently enrolled." However, they didn't reveal if this was directly due to the college admissions scandal or not.
"We are unable to provide additional information because of student privacy laws," USC explained in a written statement on the matter.
The news isn't shocking, but we're sure that neither Olivia nor Isabella are happy about it. Whether they'll try to go to another university legitimately or not remains to be seen. But there's no doubt that we'll find out about the sisters' plans soon enough.