Dongshin University spoke up on reports that Doojoon, Kikwang, Junhyung, and Hyunseung were given preferential treatment.
SBS had reported that the four had been given a 4-year scholarship despite not attending classes. However, the university said, "It's completely false. There was no special treatment like what was reported. We are currently compiling an official statement."
Highlight's label had also denied the report, stating, "However, the concerns that there was a scandal during the admissions process or that they never went to school are false."