Carson Huey-You, 11, starts freshman year at Texas Christian University

The boy, 11, is the youngest freshman in the history of the school.
By CAROLINE LEE,  |  Aug. 29, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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Most freshmen do not take their mothers with them to college, much less to classes.

Carson Huey-You is not most freshmen, though. Huey-You, 11, is the youngest freshman in the history of Texas Christian University. He started this semester.

The prodigy likes video games, movies, wrestling with his younger brother and quantum physics.

He is taking a full 14-hour course load, including physics, calculus, history and religion.

His mother, Claretta, attends all of his classes with him.

"It's fun because it's basically just like high school, but in a big campus... with a lot more people," Huey-You said. "It's very exciting."

When Huey-You applied to TCU, he was only 10, which led 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 said. He was born in 2002.

"Because of his date of birth, those forms would not accept his application."

But his credentials went well beyond the admittance standards. He scored a 1770 on his ACT, was co-valedictorian of his high school senior class and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.

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