Jeremy Shuler is the son of two aerospace engineers but he’s not your average 12-year old. The homeschooled Jeremy has always been beyond his years in intellect…far beyond his years.
At 6-months, Jeremy was able to speak. At 8-months, he could recognize and name things. By the time he was 18-months old, he was reading Korean. At 2-years old, he was reading books on his own and speaking both English and Korean.
Jeremy was studying a high school curriculum at age eight and now, at 12-years old, will be the youngest person to attend an Ivy League school. He has been accepted to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where he will major in engineering.
Here’s a little more information about Jeremy who, when he graduates in the class of 2020, will be the youngest Cornell graduate ever at the age of 16.
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.
Among the classes Shuler plans to take at Cornell are multivariable calculus, physics in mechanics and spatial relativity.
Shuler plans to continue to work toward his doctorate. If all goes as planned, he’ll earn that doctorate before the age of 21—when most are nearing the completion of their bachelor’s degree.
Don’t worry. Jeremy’s parents will not be sending their 12-year-old son off to college alone. They will be moving to Ithaca with Jeremy.
Kudos to not only Jeremy for his hard work and determination but also his parents for their commitment and work in homeschooling him.
h/t New York Upstate