Giannulli and Loughlin were accused of paying $500,000 to admissions scam mastermind William "Rick" Singer to get the girls recruited onto the USC crew team despite neither girl being a coxswain. Olivia Jade and sister Isabella's statuses at the college were put on hold amid an internal investigation into the admissions scam.
“Olivia Jade wants to go back to USC,” a source told Us Weekly in a report released late Monday. “She didn’t get officially kicked out and she is begging the school to let her back in.”
Another source explained, “She knows they won’t let her in, so she’s hoping this info gets out. 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.”
Olivia Jade's eagerness to go back to college is new for her. In February 2018, the YouTube starlet — who reportedly didn't even fill out her own college application — lamented in a video, “I don’t want to wake up. I don’t want to go to school. I hate school. 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 Jade lost several endorsement deals after her parents' arrests and has reportedly been estranged from Loughlin and Giannulli since the scandal broke. She even was reported to have moved out of the family home.
“Olivia Jade is totally over it and won’t listen to anything her parents say now. She is in no way ready to forgive anything her parents have done," a source said previously. "Lori doesn’t understand Olivia’s reaction. She seems to feel her act was selfless and misunderstood and she wants to prove she had all the best intentions and even that she was, in some way, duped into breaking the law.”
Meanwhile, Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, are awaiting a trial. The couple pleaded not guilty and were hit with additional charges of conspiracy and money laundering; if convicted, they each face up to 40 years behind bars.