To help get him into Cornell, Jeremy's parents moved to Ithaca, where his father, Andy Shuler, took up a post at Lockheed Martin Upstate New York.
A 12-year-old who started studying calculus aged 6 has become the youngest Cornell University freshman in the Ivy School's history
Jeremy Shuler is the home-schooled child of two aerospace engineers, Andy (left) and Harrey (right) from Grand Prairie, Texas, and started reading books in English and Korean aged two
With his bowl-cut hair, cherubic face and frequent happy laughter, Jeremy is clearly still a child despite his advanced intelligence.
He swung in his chair while his parents, who he calls Mommy and Daddy, recounted his early years during an interview at the engineering school where his grandfather is a professor, his father got his doctorate and Jeremy is now an undergrad.
Lance Collins, Engineering Dean at Cornell, has high hopes for his future success.
He said: 'It's risky to extrapolate, but if you look at his trajectory and he stays on course, one day he'll solve some problem we haven't even conceived of.
'That's pretty exciting.'
Jeremy read a book called Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics aged five and begun studying calculus a year later.
NEEEEEEERRRRRD. This kid is such a nerd! He reads books like "Lord of the Rings" and "Journey Through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics" for fun. He was home schooled. He's 12 years old and he still calls his parents "Mommy and Daddy!" I kicked that shit when I was like 6 years old. Why waste time using unnecessary extra syllables? Explain that one to me, genius!
One of the principles I live by, along with mind your own business (MYOB), is strive for mediocrity. Responsibility is for suckers. If you try too hard in school, you have to take honors classes and then you have more work on top of the work that you've already had. Now, you don't want to not try at all. When that happens, you end up accidentally losing scholarships and getting fired from jobs and shit. The key is to find that nice middle ground where you're not expected to do much, but you're also not being treated like a total idiot. I've worked my whole life to stay right in that middle ground, and this little idiot completely ruined it for himself.
This kid now has absolutely no chance of having a normal college experience. I bet the other kids at Cornell are looking around in their classes being like "who the fuck is this guy?" Can you imagine walking into your freshman dorm and finding out your roommate is a God damn 12 year old? You're at Cornell, one of the finest institutions this great country has to offer, and you probably still feel like an idiot because you're taking the same classes as a kid who, age-wise, should be in sixth fucking grade. When I started writing this, I didn't think I hated this kid, but I'm slowly convincing myself that I do. Fuck off, Jeremy.
P.S. The worst part of this? There's no chance this kid gets to have the Andy Bernard experience at Cornell. There's no way a 12 year old can be drunk the whole time, not study once, sing in the acapella group "Here Comes Treble," and still manage to graduate in four years with straight B's.