Sophia May, the daughter of Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, has been accepted into Carnegie Mellon University after a decidedly dramatic application process.
As many will recall, Huffman served 11 days behind bars after pleading guilty to shelling out $15,000 in a bid to secretly boost her daughter’s SAT scores. Sophia’s sister, Georgia, will be headed to Vassar College as a freshman.
A source tells People: "Felicity is so proud and grateful that Sofia has kept her chin up over the last year. It was a painful, challenging time and she pulled through it with strength and grace."
In a statement released after pleading guilty, Huffman previously said that Sophia “knew nothing” about her scheme.
Huffman continued to say that she was "ashamed" of "the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community."