Teen gets college degree before driver's license

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    BALTIMORE, Maryland (CNN) -- A 15-year-old prepares for law school after knocking out four years of college in record time. You read right, 15!

    On the university of Baltimore campus you might have mistaken him for a high school student, but Ty Hobson-Powell is not an incoming freshman. He just graduated from college.

    And at age 15 he's one of the youngest graduates of UB in recent history. He says, "I mean I don't consider myself a genius, I just say that I've capitalized on my experiences, I've made the most of everything with the help of educators."

    And his mother is certainly not surprised at his remarkable achievement. She says, "I just knew that he was just more advanced for children his age you know I could sit down and have a conversation with him at two years old."

    She says "Ty" was studying Chinese at age 3. He graduated from high school at age 13 then attended Howard University where he experienced dorm life and all its temptations. He says, "There were often times where I would get distracted you know maybe start playing video games in a friends' room and before I know it, it's 12:30 or 1:00."

    But "Ty" stayed focused and completed four years of courses in just two years. Now he's preparing for law school. He says, "My siblings, my parents would tell you that I always love to argue, I always love to argue and I'd figure that I'd make a career out of it."

    His mom says, "Ever since the age of probably four, he's always said he wanted to be Attorney General."

    And as he embarks on a new chapter in his life."Ty" is also hoping to achieve another milestone, his driver's license.

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