William H. Macy This Balloon Payment's Legal ... For My Kid's H.S. Graduation

5/29/2019 3:51 PM PDT

William H. Macy Celebrates Daughter's H.S. Graduation, College Up in the Air

William H. Macy is celebrating his baby girl's high school graduation, but the party's gonna have a little black cloud -- the college admissions scandal that's likely to land her mom, Felicity Huffman, in prison.  

William was out Wednesday in WeHo picking up graduation balloons ... most likely for his 18-year-old daughter, Sofia Grace, who's wrapping up this week at Los Angeles High School of the Arts. Of course, Sofia's higher education is directly linked to the scandal.

As we've reported ... Felicity Huffman pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud as well as honest services mail fraud -- all for paying Rick Singer $15k to rig Sofia's SAT test. The feds say she got twice the amount of time as normal to take the test and the proctor corrected answers afterward.

We're guessing college won't be a hot topic at the party. 

Macy said earlier this year -- before the federal indictment -- Sofia might take a gap year after she was admitted to a university. Felicity, who'll be sentenced in September, has said Sofia was unaware of the scheme to boost her test results.

Unclear what the college plan is now, but at least Sofia and her folks can celebrate this graduation.

Congrats?