VIDEO: 11-year-old starting college at TCU

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 1:25pm

The first weeks of college as a freshman are nerve-wracking enough, but imagine heading off to college at 11-years-old.

Carson Huey, 11, got accepted at Texas Christian University when he was 10, making him possibly the youngest in university history.

Huey, who is majoring in quantum physics, says education grounds him.

"I really like numbers," says Huey. "It also kind of calms me down a little bit, like when I'm upset."

His mother is always near and Carson could graduate before he ever learns to drive, but age has never been his challenge.

"When I was about five-years-old, more or less, I was put into eighth grade with a bunch of people that were a lot taller and a lot older," says Huey.

Carson is the first to admit, there are a few downsides to being an 11-year-old college student, like making friends and trying to lift things. His mom has to carry his backpack full of books.

But, Carson holds his head high, even when that's waist level to classmates.

Carson's little brother is also expected to graduate early.


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