While a boy his age usually struggles with his first lessons in algebra, this 12-year-old child prodigy has made his way into the record books as one of the youngest ever to graduate from an American college! Meet Tanishq Abraham, an Indian-American who hopes to become a doctor by the time he turns 18!

He has already received his acceptance letters from 2 of America’s most prestigious universities.

A native of Sacramento in California, Tanishq has already been accepted to the University of California (UC) Davis and also received a Regents scholarship to UC Santa Cruz. He is yet to decide which university to enrol in!

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I think I’ll be 18 when I get my Medical Degree (MD)

He surprised everyone by graduating from American River College with 3 associate degrees in science, math and foreign languages at the age of 11!

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For this academic achievement, he was congratulated by President Obama. He even stated that he wants to become the President of the United States!

Obama sent him a congratulatory letter, much to Tanishq’s elation.  

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He joined MENSA, the prestigious high IQ society when he was just 4! (at an age when I couldn’t even count to 10)

Home-schooled since the age of 7, Tanishq has always exhibited high levels of intelligence, according to his mother. He passed a state exam in March 2014, that made him ‘qualified enough’ to receive his high school diploma. 

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But just like any other kid of his age, Tanishq says he loves “playing with video games and not microscopes” and that he just has a penchant for learning extra!

Good luck for your future endeavours, Tanishq.

Just a thought: it would be cool to have a President who can solve the Rubik’s cube! (LOL)