Amanda Bynes Heading Back to School

She will study at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Orange County.

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    The news doesn't come as a complete shock, since the actress was seen checking out the FIDM campus in the O.C. recently with her parents, after returning home from several months in treatment.

    Amanda Bynes has gone from child star to Twitter disser to student.

    E! News has exclusively learned that the celeb enrolled for the winter quarter (which began today) at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Orange County. However, as of 12:30 p.m., Bynes hadn't attended her first day.

    Perhaps she's opting for night classes?

    The news doesn't come as a complete shock, since the actress was seen checking out the FIDM campus in the O.C. recently with her parents, after returning home from several months in treatment.

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    After a day at Disneyland in early December, the 27-year-old went for a tour at the FIDM campus, dressed somewhat incognito by wearing jeans and a floral-print shirt, sunglasses shielding her face and her hair pulled up in a ponytail.

    We were told that a typical tour for visitors includes the library and various classrooms to give a sense of what projects the students could be working on at any given time.

    Upon Bynes leaving rehab last month, her family's attorney told E! News that her plans to pursue a career in fashion--what she said she said she wanted to do more than a year ago when she first moved to New York--are back on track.

    Bynes, who collaborated on a line called Dear for Steve &Barry in 2007, is "now looking at various colleges with the intention of majoring in fashion design," lawyer Tamar Arminak said. "She's mentioned before she's interested in creating a clothing line."

    This is a great start!

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