AceShowbiz - Lori Loughlin's Olivia Jade is reportedly not giving up on getting her degree from the University of Southern California despite the college admissions scandal. Words are the YouTube star is yearning to go back to the same university where her status is under review as her parents are accused of bribing her way in.
"Olivia Jade wants to go back to USC," a source tells Us Weekly of the 19-year-old beauty vlogger. "She didn't get officially kicked out and she is begging the school to let her back in."
Knowing the odds, another source says, "She knows they won't let her in, so she's hoping this info gets out." The so-called insider adds, "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."
This somewhat contradicts Olivia's confession last year that she loathed going to school. "I don't want to wake up. I don't want to go to school. I hate school," she said in a YouTube video back in February 2018. "My school is super chill and cool and nice to me about working. And they're super supportive with my job and stuff. I like my school, I just don't like school in general."
Olivia and her sister Isabella Rose's academic status has been put on hold after their parents Lori and Mossimo Giannulli were charged in the nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal. "USC has placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme," the college said in a statement in April. "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."
The university said that it would consider many factors, including "plea deals by parents," in reviewing the status of each student. It stated, "Following these case-by-case reviews, we will take the proper action related to each student's status, up to revoking admission or expulsion."
Lori and Mossimo have officially pleaded not guilty to the charges of bribery and money laundering. They face up to 20 years in prison for each charge if found guilty.