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

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

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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