In California, a 14-year old may be able to be eligible for a junior permit; at age 15, they can undergo a driver’s education to get a learner’s permit; only when teens turned 16, would they be eligible for a provisional license.


But for 13-year old Jack Rico, he already had four college degrees all before that.

Rico earned his fourth associate’s degree this week from Fullerton College, his mother Ru Andrade told in an interview.

“It has been a pure joy having Jack as a son and I couldn’t be any prouder of him,” she added.

He also turned out to be the youngest graduate ever from the community college.

The 13 years old started college courses when he was just 11 years old and has spent the last two years earning his different degrees.

His mother enrolled him in Fullerton College’s Bridge Program, which allows K-12 students who pass placement exams to attend.

“He started out just taking one class and he absolutely loved it,” she says. “He just kept requesting taking more and more classes.”

She added that Rico will attend the University of Nevada in the fall on a full scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Jack’s life.


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