Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal.

Court documents made public Monday show Huffman and 12 other prominent parents will plead guilty in the scheme.

Huffman, perhaps best known for her role in Desperate Housewives, was accused of paying $15,000 US to have a proctor boost her older daughter’s SAT score.

Huffman was among 50 people charged in what authorities have described as the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department.

Officials say parents paid an admissions consultant to rig their children’s test scores and to bribe coaches at elite universities to designate their kids as athletic recruits.

Actress Lori Loughlin and Loughlin’s fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are also charged in the scam. They are not among those who’ve agreed to plead guilty and haven’t publicly addressed the allegations.

Listen: Could a college admissions scandal happen in Canada?

Education lawyer John Schuman talks to us about how he has seen bribery play out in Canadian college and university admissions. This, following a case involving celebrities, business officials and other wealthy players, all charged for bribing administrators and coaches at prestigious U.S. schools to help secure spots for their kids. 4:54
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