The Boston Globe said that as part of a plea agreement, Huffman's sentencing guidelines would be between four to 10 months in prison and prosecutors would recommend she serve the "low end" of that scale.
In her first public comments since her arrest, Huffman on Monday took responsibility for her actions and said she would accept the consequences. She also apologized to the parents of other students who may have been impacted by the scheme.
"I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community", she said, and apologized for her "misguided and profoundly wrong" actions.
At the time, it's not clear if Felicity will go to jail or if Full House actress Lori Loughlin was 1 of the 14 people who pleaded guilty on Monday. Recently, Singer pleaded guilty to fraud charges - and now, Loughlin and Huffman are facing federal charges, too.
At the hearing, Huffman said she understood the charges and waived a preliminary hearing.
The actress, Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and a slew of other A-listers from the worlds of showbiz and big business made hefty payoffs to college administrators and coaches to slide their not-so-smart kids into prestigious universities.More news: Grease Movie Prequel in Development
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Alongside almost three dozen other parents, both Loughlin and Giannulli have been charged with working in concert with William "Rick" Singer to bribe college officials and rig the entrance exams so that their children can be accepted into elite universities.
According to court documents, Loughlin and Giannulli "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team - despite the fact that they did not participate in crew - thereby facilitating their admission to USC".
Felicity Huffman on her way into federal court in Boston on April 3, 2019.
Felicity's Hollywood peer, in the meantime, is said to be doing well as she relies on her faith and yoga to get her through this hard time.
Last week, Stanford University expelled a student who had lied about her sailing credentials in her application, which was linked to the scandal.