Actress Amanda Bynes is hoping to get back to her studies by transferring to Los Angeles' University of Southern California (Usc).

The Hairspray star, who briefly attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Orange County, recently announced her plans to transfer up north to Usc, and she was spotted touring the campus on Wednesday (17Dec14).

On Thursday (18Dec14), she tweeted, "I took a Usc campus tour yesterday it was sick! I plan on transferring from Fidm."

A source tells celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, "She was on a tour, came in and she was just looking around the cafeteria. She was on a cart tour. She was dressed super casually, but she had her big sunglasses on. She was with just a tour guide and an assistant-type of person. I could tell she was really low key about it all."

She won't be the only former child star studying at Usc - former iCarly actress Miranda Cosgrove is also a student at the prestigious university.

The news comes after a difficult few months for the actress, who returned to rehab this summer (14) after a spat with her family. Bynes has been battling mental problems over the past 18 months.