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This 12-year-old is a freshman at Cornell University

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Cornell University welcomed its youngest scholar this fall.

Jeremy Shuler, 12, is a freshman at Cornell University, making him the youngest ever to attend the Ivy League up in Ithaca, New York.

When he was 2, Jeremy Shuler was reading books in English and Korean. At 6, he was studying calculus.

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In this Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 photo, Jeremy Shuler, 12, a freshman at Cornell University, poses with his parents Andy and Harrey, on campus in Ithaca, N.Y. He’s the youngest student on record to attend the Ivy League school. Jeremy’s parents, who are both aerospace engineers, moved from Grand Prairie, Texas, to Ithaca, New York, so he could live with them while pursuing his engineering degree. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Jeremy's parents, both aerospace engineers, homeschooled him in Grand Prairie, Texas.

"We were concerned about him socializing with other kids," his mother said. That's when they put him in math camp where he was very social.


While most children Jeremy's age are headed to the playground, he'll be hitting the books.

"It's risky to extrapolate, but if you look at his trajectory and he stays on course, one day he'll solve some problem we haven't even conceived of," said Cornell Engineering Dean Lance Collins.

"That's pretty exciting."

He's going to study engineering.

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