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18-year-old boy gains admission to US university before finishing high school, bags bachelors degree with 4.00GPA

18-year-old, Adarsh Paul Varghese who gained admission to the College of Jersey in the United States before finishing high school has graduated with a bachelor’s degree scoring 4.00-grade point average.

Paul, from Wilton, bagged his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the College of Jersey in the United States. He also made history as the first 18-year-old to bag a bachelor’s degree with a 4.00 grade point average (Summa Cumm Laude) in the university’s history.

At the age of 16, Paul graduated from Wilton High School while he was at the same time admitted to the Medical Program at New Jersey Medical School. His biology professor, Dr. Melkamu G. Woldemariam said Paul is a talented, motivated, and disciplined student.

While a student of the university, he engaged in research at Yale Medical School and published articles in a refereed peer-reviewed) journal. “Exploring advanced courses is always a thrilling and rewarding exercise for me,” he said.


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Paul was also a member of the choir, EMT volunteering, community service, and tutoring science, math, and SAT and ACT. He was the president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

He also has a profound interest in Spanish, Greek, Latin, Syriac (a western dialect of Aramaic that is the language of ancient Syria), and Malayalam (spoken mainly in the southern Indian state of Kerala). 

Aside from his academic prowess, Paul is a talented pianist and has won the National Award for Music Education (NAfME) and represented the National Choir at Disney World in Florida.


Paul mentioned that he plans to study for a Master’s program in Humanities after graduation before he starts the Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the New Jersey Medical School.

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