Kyle RittenhouseThe teen acquitted last month of fatally shooting two unarmed men at a Wisconsin protest, boasted in a recent interview that he’ll be attending Arizona State University “in person” this spring to study pre-law.

The university said he hasn’t applied for admission.

“Mr. Rittenhouse” is “welcome to apply for admission, and will be treated as any other applicant would be if and when he does,” ASU spokesperson Jay Thorne told Forbes in a statement Friday.

Apply by the deadline spring admission was Nov. 1, according to ASU’s website.

“I’m a college student studying nursing at Arizona State University,” Rittenhouse said on the witness stand early last month when he testified in his own defense. Rittenhouse was enrolled in two nursing courses online at ASU. began in mid-October,However, it was removed last month.

ASU claimed that Rittenhouse had signed up as an undegree-seeking student online for the session that began in October. hadn’t gone through the admissions process and wasn’t enrolled in the nursing school, The Arizona Republic reported. According to ASU, he stopped being a student after dropping the courses.

Rittenhouse said on the conservative podcast “Louder with Crowder” that he’s “at college,” but that he took a “compassionate withdrawal” from his online classes. However, he insisted that his status as a student was not affected. “I’m like, I’m enrolled, I’m just not in any classes. I’m admitted,” he said.

ASU students demonstrated on campus in protest of Rittenhouse’s announcement that he was now taking online courses. The university issued a statement in the wake of the protest that Rittenhouse had “not gone through the ASU admissions process and was “not currently enrolled in any classes,” The Associated Press reported.

A student has posted an online petition demanding Rittenhouse be barred from attending ASUIt has been signed nearly 17,000 times.

Take a look at the podcast featuring Rittenhouse here. He speaks about his experience as a college student starting at age 30:43.


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