Huffman and Singer exchanged multiple emails on how to provide her daughter with "100 percent" extra time to take the SAT exam, an affidavit of complaint claims, and arranged for her to take the test in a location controlled by an administrator whom allegedly Singer bribed to protect the test and secretly correct her answers afterwards.
"I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions", the actress said in an emailed statement last month.
During the hearing on Monday, prosecutors said they would recommend four months in prison for Huffman. Beyond Huffman Macy's own potential jail time and the fall-out from all that, today's guilty plea must also certainly leave Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, wondering: if those who bow to the feds and take the plea are still facing months of time in federal prison, what might be in store for us?! According to reports, Huffman's daughter received an SAT score of 1420 out of a possible 1600, roughly 400 points higher than her Preliminary SAT exam a year earlier. "My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty".
William "Rick" Singer, a California college admissions consultant, pleaded guilty in March to charges that he facilitated the cheating and helped bribe university sports coaches to present clients' children as fake athletic recruits.
"I just don't want to create the impression that the neuropsychologist (knew)", she told the judge.
"I had no knowledge of Mr. Singer paying Mr. Riddell", she said, "but everything else that Mr. Rosen said I did, I did".
Huffman was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in the 2005 film "Transamerica".
The case has put the career of the Emmy-winning star of "Desperate Housewives" in turmoil and laid bare the elite's ability to influence the education system. Huffman was also nominated for an Oscar for playing a transgender woman in the movie Transamerica.
Thirteen other parents have also agreed to plead guilty.
Experts differ on the long-term impact the scandal will have on Huffman's career.
Some parents have chose to fight the charges. He began working with authorities a year ago and secretly recorded his conversations with Loughlin, Huffman and other parents in the hopes of getting a lenient sentence.