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OTRC: America Ferrera to graduate from USC after 10 years

America Ferrera appears in a scene from the 2010-2011 season of 'The Good Wife.' (CBS)

America Ferrera is set to walk across the stage in her cap and gown.

The actress, 29, is graduating from USC's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences after 10 years of attending. She Tweeted her excitement about the news.

"I'm walking in my college graduation in 3 days from @USCDornsife!" she Tweeted on May 14. "It's finally happening! Took me 10 years, but it feels great."

The former "Ugly Betty" actress is set to receive her bachelor's degree in international relations on Friday, May 17. The school's official Twitter account -- which is for the Dana and David Dorsife college -- offered its congratulations to the actress.

"@AmericaFerrera Congratulations! You've worked hard to get to this moment. Enjoy it! #fighton #TrojanFamily #uscgrad," the account Tweeted.

The school's website has a story about the starlet, titled "From Actress to Activist," which explains how Ferrera started at the school in 2002, but took a leave of absence when she was offered the title role in ABC's "Ugly Betty."

While she initially had trouble choosing between acting and pursuing higher education, she explained that one of her professors helped her realize that through acting she had the power to change people's lives, according to the website.

The actress is known for her role in films such as "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "End of Watch." She is next set to appear in the film "Chavez" alongside Michael Pena and Rosario Dawson, as well as "X/Y" alongside Amber Tamblyn.

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