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Teenager to receive Harvard degree days after high school graduation
May 22, 2019 | 4:13 PM
by Agencies
17-year-old to graduate Harvard 11 days after graduating high school.
 
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Kansas City: A teenager from the US state of Kansas is set to graduate from Harvard University days after his high-school graduation.

Braxton Moral, who is 17-years-old, has been taking classes at Harvard since he was 11 through the Harvard Extension School, which allows students without certain prerequisites to enroll in programs.

Moral's first class at Harvard was a JavaScript programming class.

He will receive his Bachelor of Liberal Arts (ALB) degree from Harvard Extension School. The degree is distinct from the Bachelor of Arts (BA) granted by Harvard College, one of the schools that makes up Harvard University.



"I'm relieved to have a little bit of a head start," Moral told a national TV show. "I thought it really broadened my horizons. It helped me understand new things and what I want to do [in life]."

"Harvard Extension School allows people to take classes for development, for fun," Moral said, adding that it took him six years to finish the degree majoring in government with a minor in English.



Moral has also written a book called 'Harvard in the Heartland' about his experience as a Harvard Extension student in the rural Kansas. He plans to attend law school where he hopes to study constitutional law at his first choice school, Columbia University.

According to the Harvard Extension School website, the ALB degree is designed for adult professionals with years of work experience who wish to complete their degrees part time, both on campus and online. The school's average student is 30-years-old, has previously completed one or two years of college, and works full time.

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