EXCLUSIVE: 'Modern Family' star Nolan Gould got into USC, is ready for 'TV sibling rivalry' with Ariel Winter


Nolan Gould is getting ready to go off to college!

The Modern Family star spoke with ET's Katie Krause at Variety's Power of Young Hollywood event in Los Angeles on Tuesday, where he revealed that he'd recently been accepted to the University of Southern California.

When asked about his on-screen sister, Ariel Winter, getting accepted to UCLA last year, Gould joked about the possibility of getting competitive with his co-star in the future.

"I actually got accepted to the opposing school," the 18-year-old actor said, laughing. "It's going to be a TV sibling rivalry for sure. We're definitely gonna have to watch some games together."

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While Winter has said she's interested in studying law, Gould's interests lie closer to the world he's become so familiar with over the last decade of acting.

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"I got accepted for Cinematic Arts," he shared. "I've spent my entire life in front of the camera and I just am really interested in what goes on behind the camera -- so directing, producing, writing, all of that stuff."

However, like Winter, he's not going to start classes right away. The young star says he's going to take some time off to keep working.

"I'm not [going] this fall because of Modern Family got picked up for two more years, so I deferred for one year," he explained, adding that he'll reevaluate the situation next year.

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Gould has been a main cast member on Modern Family since it debuted in September 2009, when he was only 10 years old. Since then, he's earned quite a bit from his time on the hit series, but he still remembers the first big thing he ever bought with his paycheck.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Sarah Hyland is seen on the set of 'Modern Family' on September 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
MODERN FAMILY - 'Halloween 3: AwesomeLand' - Even though Halloween is Claire's holiday, she allows Phil to take over this year so instead of her usual fright-fest theme, he decides to turn the house into AwesomeLand! Gloria picks out Princess Fiona and Shrek costumes for her and Jay but Jay decides he wants to be Prince Charming complete with a full head of gorgeous hair, and with the hair comes a new sense of confidence. Elsewhere, Cameron gets overwhelmed by the day's activities and Mitchell has closing arguments for a huge case, and it doesn't help that the stenographer is dressed like a spider, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Guest stars Steve Zahn ('Treme') and Andrea Anders ('Better Off Ted') return as the Dunphy's neighbors. (Photo by John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images)
MODERN FAMILY - 'Halloween 3: AwesomeLand' - Even though Halloween is Claire's holiday, she allows Phil to take over this year so instead of her usual fright-fest theme, he decides to turn the house into AwesomeLand! Gloria picks out Princess Fiona and Shrek costumes for her and Jay but Jay decides he wants to be Prince Charming complete with a full head of gorgeous hair, and with the hair comes a new sense of confidence. Elsewhere, Cameron gets overwhelmed by the day's activities and Mitchell has closing arguments for a huge case, and it doesn't help that the stenographer is dressed like a spider, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Guest stars Steve Zahn ('Treme') and Andrea Anders ('Better Off Ted') return as the Dunphy's neighbors. (Photo by John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images)
MODERN FAMILY - 'Halloween 3: AwesomeLand' - Even though Halloween is Claire's holiday, she allows Phil to take over this year so instead of her usual fright-fest theme, he decides to turn the house into AwesomeLand! Gloria picks out Princess Fiona and Shrek costumes for her and Jay but Jay decides he wants to be Prince Charming complete with a full head of gorgeous hair, and with the hair comes a new sense of confidence. Elsewhere, Cameron gets overwhelmed by the day's activities and Mitchell has closing arguments for a huge case, and it doesn't help that the stenographer is dressed like a spider, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Guest stars Steve Zahn ('Treme') and Andrea Anders ('Better Off Ted') return as the Dunphy's neighbors. (Photo by Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images)
MODERN FAMILY - 'Halloween 3: AwesomeLand' - Even though Halloween is Claire's holiday, she allows Phil to take over this year so instead of her usual fright-fest theme, he decides to turn the house into AwesomeLand! Gloria picks out Princess Fiona and Shrek costumes for her and Jay but Jay decides he wants to be Prince Charming complete with a full head of gorgeous hair, and with the hair comes a new sense of confidence. Elsewhere, Cameron gets overwhelmed by the day's activities and Mitchell has closing arguments for a huge case, and it doesn't help that the stenographer is dressed like a spider, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Guest stars Steve Zahn ('Treme') and Andrea Anders ('Better Off Ted') return as the Dunphy's neighbors. (Photo by John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images)
MODERN FAMILY - 'Halloween 3: AwesomeLand' - Even though Halloween is Claire's holiday, she allows Phil to take over this year so instead of her usual fright-fest theme, he decides to turn the house into AwesomeLand! Gloria picks out Princess Fiona and Shrek costumes for her and Jay but Jay decides he wants to be Prince Charming complete with a full head of gorgeous hair, and with the hair comes a new sense of confidence. Elsewhere, Cameron gets overwhelmed by the day's activities and Mitchell has closing arguments for a huge case, and it doesn't help that the stenographer is dressed like a spider, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Guest stars Steve Zahn ('Treme') and Andrea Anders ('Better Off Ted') return as the Dunphy's neighbors. (Photo by Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images)
MODERN FAMILY - 'Halloween 3: AwesomeLand' - Even though Halloween is Claire's holiday, she allows Phil to take over this year so instead of her usual fright-fest theme, he decides to turn the house into AwesomeLand! Gloria picks out Princess Fiona and Shrek costumes for her and Jay but Jay decides he wants to be Prince Charming complete with a full head of gorgeous hair, and with the hair comes a new sense of confidence. Elsewhere, Cameron gets overwhelmed by the day's activities and Mitchell has closing arguments for a huge case, and it doesn't help that the stenographer is dressed like a spider, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Guest stars Steve Zahn ('Treme') and Andrea Anders ('Better Off Ted') return as the Dunphy's neighbors. (Photo by Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images)
MODERN FAMILY - 'Halloween 3: AwesomeLand' - Even though Halloween is Claire's holiday, she allows Phil to take over this year so instead of her usual fright-fest theme, he decides to turn the house into AwesomeLand! Gloria picks out Princess Fiona and Shrek costumes for her and Jay but Jay decides he wants to be Prince Charming complete with a full head of gorgeous hair, and with the hair comes a new sense of confidence. Elsewhere, Cameron gets overwhelmed by the day's activities and Mitchell has closing arguments for a huge case, and it doesn't help that the stenographer is dressed like a spider, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Guest stars Steve Zahn ('Treme') and Andrea Anders ('Better Off Ted') return as the Dunphy's neighbors. (Photo by Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images)
MODERN FAMILY - 'Marco Polo' - The Dunphys move into a cramped hotel room while their house is getting treated for mold and Phil sees this as an opportunity to spend some quality time together but Claire and the kids are less than enthused. Gloria becomes over protective when Manny starts dating an older, popular girl, and Cameron is under a lot of pressure to maintain his team's winning streak but when he realizes Mitchell may be a jinx, emotions run high, on 'Modern Family,' WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images)
MODERN FAMILY - 'Marco Polo' - The Dunphys move into a cramped hotel room while their house is getting treated for mold and Phil sees this as an opportunity to spend some quality time together but Claire and the kids are less than enthused. Gloria becomes over protective when Manny starts dating an older, popular girl, and Cameron is under a lot of pressure to maintain his team's winning streak but when he realizes Mitchell may be a jinx, emotions run high, on 'Modern Family,' WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images)
MODERN FAMILY - 'Marco Polo' - The Dunphys move into a cramped hotel room while their house is getting treated for mold and Phil sees this as an opportunity to spend some quality time together but Claire and the kids are less than enthused. Gloria becomes over protective when Manny starts dating an older, popular girl, and Cameron is under a lot of pressure to maintain his team's winning streak but when he realizes Mitchell may be a jinx, emotions run high, on 'Modern Family,' WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images)
MODERN FAMILY - 'Marco Polo' - The Dunphys move into a cramped hotel room while their house is getting treated for mold and Phil sees this as an opportunity to spend some quality time together but Claire and the kids are less than enthused. Gloria becomes over protective when Manny starts dating an older, popular girl, and Cameron is under a lot of pressure to maintain his team's winning streak but when he realizes Mitchell may be a jinx, emotions run high, on 'Modern Family,' WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - (9.22.14) Actress Kerry Washington, costume designer Lyn Paolo and VP of design Elliot Staples discuss the new 'The Scandal Collection' at The Limited; actress Sofia Vergara ('Modern Family'); actor Ioan Gruffudd ('Forever'); GMA's 'Upgrade Your Morning' series kicks off. 'Good Morning America' airs Monday-Friday (7:00a.m. - 9:00a.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, SOFIA VERGARA
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - (9.22.14) Actress Kerry Washington, costume designer Lyn Paolo and VP of design Elliot Staples discuss the new 'The Scandal Collection' at The Limited; actress Sofia Vergara ('Modern Family'); actor Ioan Gruffudd ('Forever'); GMA's 'Upgrade Your Morning' series kicks off. 'Good Morning America' airs Monday-Friday (7:00a.m. - 9:00a.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) SOFIA VERGARA
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - (9.22.14) Actress Kerry Washington, costume designer Lyn Paolo and VP of design Elliot Staples discuss the new 'The Scandal Collection' at The Limited; actress Sofia Vergara ('Modern Family'); actor Ioan Gruffudd ('Forever'); GMA's 'Upgrade Your Morning' series kicks off. 'Good Morning America' airs Monday-Friday (7:00a.m. - 9:00a.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) SOFIA VERGARA
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actresses Sarah Hyland, Sofía Vergara, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet and Ed O'Neill, winners of the Outstanding Comedy Series Award for 'Modern Family' pose in the press room during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: 66th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actors Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez and Ed O'Neill, winners of the award for Outstanding Comedy Series for 'Modern Family', pose backstage during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theater on August 25, 2014. (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: (Back row L-R) Moderator Will Marfuggi of E! News, actor Ed O'Neill, creator/writer Steven Levitan, actors Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, (front row L-R) Executive producer Megan Ganz, actors Nolan Gould, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons and writer Abraham Higginbotham attend a 'Modern Family' Wedding episode screening at Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Lot on May 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: (Back row L-R) Moderator Will Marfuggi of E! News, actor Ed O'Neill, creator/writer Steven Levitan, actors Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, (front row L-R) Executive producer Megan Ganz, actors Nolan Gould, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons and writer Abraham Higginbotham attend a 'Modern Family' Wedding episode screening at Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Lot on May 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Creator/writer Steven Levitan, writer Abraham Higginbotham and actors Nolan Gould, Ed O'Neill, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonetreet and Ty Burrell attend a 'Modern Family' Wedding episode screening at Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Lot on May 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Actors Ed O'Neill, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonetreet and Ty Burrell attend a 'Modern Family' Wedding episode screening at Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Lot on May 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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"My first splurge was on a stand-up bass," he recalled. "I remember it was like $400 and I was freaking out. I was like, 'Mom! Never again! I'm not gonna spend any money 'til I buy a house!' That didn't last long."

While he didn't save every penny, the teenager was finally able to buy his own place and moved out of his parents' home late last year. However, he said the experience of being a homeowner at 18 has been "weird."

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"I'm an adult now, in like, all of the different ways," he shared.

However, just because he's not living with his parents doesn't mean he's not living with family. "My brother moved in with me, so I still have family there," Gould said. "And I'm definitely still tired of it."

Season nine of Modern Family premieres Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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