12-year-old California student ready to start university
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three college degrees and has been accepted to two University of California campuses says he plans on studying biomedical engineering and becoming a doctor and medical researcher by the time he turns 18.
Tanishq Abraham tells Sacramento television station CBS 13 he has been accepted to UC Davis and received a regents scholarship to UC Santa Cruz, but he has yet to decide which university he'll attend.
Abraham started community college at age 7 and last year he received associate's degrees from American River College in Sacramento in general science; math and physical science; and foreign language studies.
He says child geniuses are often seen as odd. He points out he's just an ordinary kid who likes microscopes but also playing video games.