Univer­sity wel­comes 12-year-old

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THACA — Most 12-year-olds are start­ing the sev­enth grade. Jeremy Shuler is go­ing to the Ivy League.

The 12-year-old aca­demic prodigy who be­gan study­ing cal­cu­lus at the age of 7, is be­gin­ning his fresh­man year at Cor­nell Univer­sity in up­state New York and would be­come the youngest stu­dent ever — by a full two years — to earn a diploma from the school if he com­pletes his course­work on sched­ule.

Shuler is the child of Andy and Har­rey Shuler of Lub­bock, Texas. His mother, Har­rey, is a pro­fes­sor of en­gi­neer­ing at Texas Tech and home­schooled her son.

By age 10 he was al­ready com­plet­ing col­lege course­work, hav­ing taken and aced seven Ad­vanced Place­ment tests in math- and sci­ence-re­lated sub­jects.

Shuler en­rolled in a Texas Tech pro­gram de­signed to help stu­dents com­plete high school early and grad­u­ated with his de­gree last year.

Hav­ing dis­patched with 12 years of pri­mary and sec­ondary education in six, col­lege beck­oned. So he ap­plied for and was ac­cepted to the Cor­nell en­gi­neer­ing pro­gram, where he has be­gun tak­ing classes.

Cor­nell Univer­sity his­to­rian Corey Earle said the school has record of sev­eral 18-year-olds who com­pleted an un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree, but the school has never had a 16-year-old do so. — UPI

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