Amanda Bynes

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What's so shocking, Amanda Bynes? The amount of homework? The class hours? The amount of pink in that one room?

Regardless, there was something said by a staff member at FIDM in Irvine, Calif., that was eye-opening to one of their newest students. In the first photo of the former child star on campus, Bynes was spotted in a deep discussion with one of her professors while attending the Orange County Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising school.

She was dressed casually in boots, a T-shirt and skinny jeans and carried an oversize monogrammed tote bag with a large sketchpad.

"She was very nice, friendly and chatting with her classmates," a source told E! News earlier this month, and added that Bynes was "originally going to be a fashion design major but has now decided to pursue merchandise product development. She is enrolled part-time for the winter quarter."

Amanda Bynes

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Along with heading back to school, Bynes has also been keeping up with her fitness.

The actress has been hitting the gym multiple times a week, and was snapped heading to work up a sweat yet again earlier today. Per usual, the star, who rocked cropped black leggings and a retro video game T-shirt, was dropped off at the gym in Thousand Oaks, Calif., by her dad.

Bynes kicked off the New Year with a $3,250 week-long trip to Miracles Fitness Retreat in Utah. Austan Torson, the owner and personal trainer at the facility, told E! News Amanda "was interested in getting healthier… to get in better shape, to lose about five pounds, but mainly to strengthen up and eat healthier."

Looks like she's sticking to her goal!

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