If everything had gone according to plan, he would have become the the world's first ever graduate under the age of 10. But, now he has become the youngest one to drop out of college.
The university told Laurent that the plan didn't seem feasible considering the number of exams he still needed to complete before his 10th birthday on 26th December.
It was after a dispute between the university and his parents that Laurent decided to drop out of college. In an Instagram post he described the institution as 'liars' and 'pathetic'.
The post included an email to the university examination committee where he accused the university of changing the date he was supposed to finish after he protested about a failed oral exam.
The original plan looked unachievable to the university so they offered "a still phenomenally quick scheme in which he would end his education mid-2020" which was later rejected by Laurent and his parents.
In a statement the university said:
Laurent is an exceptionally gifted boy, who is going through his studies at an unprecedented pace.
Apparently, the exact date of his graduation was never really an issue but Laurent and his family felt the university was reacting to their plans to move the boy’s further education abroad.
Alexander Simons, Laurent's father told Reuters,
Until last week everything was fine, and now suddenly they see a delay of six months.