It's been my observation that being a child prodigy makes a person less happy with life in our society. He'll miss out on all the good parts of growing up and the assholes in college will pick on him. At least that's the behavior towards prodigies I saw back when I was in college. I'm glad I'm not one of them.
::If one's a prodigy, it's best to be from a rich family
On my note above, this is exactly my plan.
I'm going to become an adult prodigy, once I retire from this hedge fund work, and attend medical school. I've been studying mnemonic systems which will help me remember large volumes of information, as well as nutrition and so forth, which will allow me to contribute without having to be a man of the system.
Why is he going to a religious university? Why isn't he going to MIT where his scientific talents will be appreciated?
I'd say... why doesn't he have a private tutor? Freshman/Sophomore college survey science courses are for the birds. If he's not in frat or a dorm, he'd have close to zero conversations with his classmates.
Plus, if he's a so-called prodigy, he should be tutored and then, be taking upper level undergrad and graduate level courses, ala carte in a special student program, and then, apply for a doctorate at a Georgia Tech, MIT, or Caltech. He can take a BS from one of those Univ of Maryland or Penn State online examination programs if he needs a prereq of a BS degree.
Once again, stupid middle class thinking parents. If I were rich, my kid would never get harassed by middle class 18 year olds at a local college.
Sorry that I'm railing on this kid's family but in reality, sending a kid into a cauldron full of young adults is just plain idiotic, even if the mother accompanies him as a bodyguard.
Really, the average freshman at a college is an immature moron, who probably belongs more at a legal brothel (see Amsterdam) than a university.
Next, the way a school breaks up its survey courses, once again, insults the intelligence of a child prodigy, as many fields of study overlap across dept lines. Thus, by providing him with departmental cross sections of reading, private tutoring, etc, he can become a Renaissance man of learning and not some soon-to-be loser, corporate drone. Much of this academic content is now available online.
And finally, the only requirement to later attend a graduate school are the undergraduate prerequisites and some bachelor's degree. All of this can be accomplished from ages 11 to 17, without needing to subject the kid to a college setting. Yes, he can in effect have the equivalent of several majors: Classical Piano, Chinese, Biology, History, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Political Science, Economics but simply show to the world, one bachelor's degree in let's say Statistics/Applied Math, so that he's not pigeonholed, prior to starting graduate school.