12-year-old Texas Boy to Begin Classes at Cornell University This Fall

Jeremy Shuler, 12, with his parent Andy, left, and Harrey. Shuler will begin taking classes at Cornell University this fall. (Texas Tech University Media)
Jeremy Shuler, 12, with his parent Andy, left, and Harrey. Shuler will begin taking classes at Cornell University this fall. (Texas Tech University Media)

Meet Jeremy Shuler: He’s 12, he’s from Texas, and he’s smart—very smart.

He’s so smart that this fall, he will enter Cornell University in Ithaca as a member of the class of 2020, the Ithaca Journal reports. That’s right: this bright kid will become a freshman at an Ivy League school this fall—at age 12.

If he graduates on time at age 16, he will become the youngest graduate in Cornell history.

Shuler won’t be the youngest college student ever, however. Michael Kearney graduated from the University of South Alabama at age 10. But Shuler would beat the list of Cornell alums who graduated at age 18.

Shuler, who will major in engineering, is the son of two aerospace engineers. In fact, his dad Andy—now an employee at Lockheed Martin—earned his engineering degree from Cornell in the 1980s. Jeremy’s mother, Harrey, earned her doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas in Austin, the Ithaca Journal reports.

Shuler’s brilliance was apparent early on, according to Texas Tech University. At 6 months, he began to speak. At 8 months, he began to name certain things. At 18 months, he could read Korean. At age 2, he learned both Korean and English languages—and he could read books on his own. At 8, he began working on high school curriculum while being homeschooled.

At 10, he placed in the 99.6 percentile for all college-bound seniors that year and aced Advanced Placement exams in calculus, chemistry, mechanics, electricity and magnetism, statistics, microeconomics and macroeconomics, the Journal reports. That means he matriculates with course credits for all seven of those subjects.

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SOURCE: Nick Canedo | [email protected] 
New York Upstate

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