- post by: #TooRealForTV
- January 08, 2017
11 year old Carson Huey-You became the youngest-ever student at Texas Christian University
At the tender age of 11, Carson Huey-You likes video games, movies, wrestling with his younger brother – and quantum physics.
He’s a pint-sized prodigy who just started his freshman year at Texas Christian University.
He’s the youngest college undergrad in the school’s history.
“It’s very exciting,” the smiling youngster told NBC 5 News in Dallas-Fort Worth.
His feet barely touched the ground when he played Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” on the piano during his admissions interview.
He was only 10 when he applied, leading to some interesting challenges.
“He was completely off the grid when it came to even the most basic of things, like completing an application or completing a financial aid form,” Dean of Admissions Ray Brown told NBC 5. “Because of his date of birth, those forms would not accept his application.”
He’s now taking a full course load that includes physics, calculus, history and religion.
His mom Claretta attends class with him.
“It’s fun because it’s basically just like high school, but in a big campus…with a lot more people,” Carson told CBS 11 News.
He scored a 1770 on his SAT, was co-valedictorian of his high school senior class and speaks Mandarin Chinese, TCU’s student newspaper reported.
Him mom told the paper he was reading chapter books at age 2 and could multiply and divide a year later.
Dad Andre Huey-You, a former pilot, said he was “not pushing” Carson to try college so early, rather he was trying to “hold on” to his exceptionally gifted son.
It was Carson’s choice, he said, and the family took pains to find the school that fit him best.
Carson hopes to graduate with a Ph.D before he’s 20 and claims calculus relaxes him.
“Whenever you are like ‘Oh, that makes sense now!’ Just kind of after going at it, going at it, it’s just kind of like that one moment of thought,” he explained to CBS 11.