Is Olivia Jade finally realizing how priceless a college education is?
It would appear that way, according to multiple Us Weekly sources who claim that the embattled YouTuber wants to head back to the University of Southern California months after the nationwide college admissions scandal broke!
As we reported, Lori Loughlin’s 19-year-old daughter, along with her 20-year-old sister Isabella Rose, withdrew from the university back in March to avoid embarrassment over their parents’ alleged involvement in the scheme.
After weeks of staying out of the spotlight, Liv had reportedly moved into her own place, where she was said to be focusing on rebuilding her social media empire. But now, it appears she has once again gotten a case of college FOMO.
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The source dished:
“Olivia Jade wants to go back to USC. She didn’t get officially kicked out and she is begging the school to let her back in.”
Wait, really? This doesn’t sound like the Olivia we’ve come to know…
Just last year, gurl was lamenting in YouTube videos about how she loathed higher education. She said in one February 2018 vlog:
“I don’t want to wake up. I don’t want to go to school. I hate school… I like my school, I just don’t like school in general.”
Now, it seems that the Instagram mogul wants what she can’t have.
A separate insider told the outlet that Olivia “knows [USC] won’t let her in,” so she’s “hoping this info gets out” to the school. That second source continued:
“She wants to come out looking like she’s changed, learned life lessons and is growing as a person, so she for sure wants people to think she is interested in her education.”
Sounds like she’s made a full 180! We guess she’s learned a thing or two from this scandal after all?
Despite her renewed interest in academia, the social media influencer’s future at USC is uncertain. The school placed her and Bella’s academic status on “hold” after Loughlin and dad Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 to have their daughters designated as recruits of the USC crew team to facilitate their admission — despite the fact that neither had ever participated in the sport.
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The college said in the statement at the time:
“USC has placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme. This prevents the students from registering for classes (until they have agreed to participate in the review of their case), withdrawing from the university, or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review.”
USC explained it would “take the proper action related to each student’s status” following these reviews, which could mean “revoking admission or expulsion,” adding that many factors, including “plea deals by parents,” would ultimately influence its decisions.
As for Liv’s parents, both Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud and money laundering back in April. Both face up to 40 years in prison if convicted, but the couple reportedly thinks they have a solid enough defense and will end up being found not guilty.
Olivia, meanwhile, seems to be enjoying the perks of her hiatus. Just last week, she was spotted partying with friends at a West Hollywood club in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
Do U think USC will let Liv take classes again?
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