15-year-old skips high school, attends UC Berkeley

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15-Year-Old Skips High School, Attends UC Berkeley

It's that time of year when college students make their way back to campuses nationwide -- but one student might look a little younger than the others this year.

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15-year-old skips high school, attends UC Berkeley
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Actor Sage Ryan attends the 'My Uncle Rafael' premiere at the Mann Chinese 6 on September 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Actor Sage Ryan attends the 'My Uncle Rafael' premiere at the Mann Chinese 6 on September 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Actors Sage Ryan, Saxon Sharbino and Jackson Pace attend the 'My Uncle Rafael' premiere at the Mann Chinese 6 on September 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Sage Ryan arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'My Uncle Rafael' at Mann's 6 Theatre on September 19, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actor Sage Ryan attends the 18th annual Environmental Media Awards at the Ebell Theatre on November 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic) *** Local Caption ***
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actor Sage Ryan attends the 18th Annual Environmental Media Awards at The Ebell Theatre on November 13, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for The Environmental Media Association)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Director/actor Woody Allen, actor Sage Ryan and tenor Placido Domingo attend the LA Opera season opening weekend at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on September 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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KPIX reports: Sage Ryan just recently turned 15 and he's already a junior at UC Berkeley.

You might recognize him from his brief appearance on America's Got Talent -- but it's the teen's green light to a university that has many calling him a child genius.

Still, Sage doesn't necessarily agree with that.

KPIX reports that Sage has been taking classes at various community colleges with no age restrictions since he was 11. Eventually he built up enough credits to transfer to UC Berkeley.

Sage told KPIX: "It's looping the system in a way that avoids all the stuff that does not need to be put in education."

It's probably no surprise that he's majoring in theater. According to his IMDb page, he already has more than a dozen acting credits to his name -- including a guest spot on medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

He's set to co-star in an upcoming pilot of the show Mr. Robinson -- out some time later this year.

Sage certainly isn't the youngest kid around to attend college.

This 12-year-old and his older sister became the youngest students to enroll at Berkeley in 17 years.

There's an even younger student ​-- an 11-year-old who began his freshman year at Texas Christian University last fall.

It's Michael Kearney who currently holds the record after graduating both high school and college by the age of 10, though.

As for Sage, his mother is now reportedly advising other parents who are trying to get their kids into college at a younger-than-usual age.

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