In an earlier court appearance, Huffman said she regretted her role in the scandal and admitted to wrongdoing. In court, she wore a gray dress and a sweater and sat flanked by her attorneys while her brother watched from the front row. The actor's husband, William H. Macy was not charged in the scheme. Sentencing is expected to be handed down on September 13.
Huffman pleaded guilty in a USA court to paying an admissions consultant US$15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughter's answers on the Saturday. The mother-of-two fraudulently had someone take her daughter's SATs in order for her to receive a high score and be accepted into university.
She has apologized and says she will accept the consequences.
California businessman Devin Sloane also pleaded guilty to paying US$250,000 in bribes to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit.
With the doctored photo and a recruiting profile that falsely said Sloane's son played for the "Italian Junior National Team" and "LA Water Polo" team, the boy was admitted to USC in March 2018. If found guilty of the charges, Huffman could potentially be looking at several months behind bars.
Authorities claim that the "Desperate Housewives" star paid $15,000 to have someone correct the answers on her oldest daughter's Saturday.
Huffman has apologized and said her daughter was unaware of her actions.
After formally entering her plea for the felony charge, prosecutors recommended a sentence of four months prison time for Huffman, as well as a $20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release.
Huffman is one of 50 people charged in a massive conspiracy and bribery case that involves wealthy parents, college coaches, test proctors on the take and the mastermind, a corrupt college consultant. The money was disguised as a donation to Singer's charitable foundation, prosecutors said.
Thirteen other parents have also agreed to plead guilty.
Huffman pleaded guilty alongside another parent charged in the case, California businessman Devin Sloane, who prosecutors said paid Singer 250,000 us dollars to help his oldest son gain admission to USC as a purported water polo recruit.