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14-year-old receives college degree

BAKERSFIELD, CA (KERO/CNN) – A California high school student received his associate's degree before he graduated from high school.

"I have an associate's degree in social science," said Spencer Lafavor.

At 14-years-old, Lafavor started getting bored with school because it was not challenging enough, so his mom suggested he take an online course in Psychology.

"It was just interesting because of how the mind works and why do we make some of the choices we do," Lafavor said.

Over the next four years, Lafavor continued taking classes at Taft College in Bakersfield, CA, and last week he completed his degree.

"It was fun walking across the stage before actually my high school graduation," Lafavor said.

Lafavor graduated Taft College with a 3.25 GPA, but said he's not a brain, just a hard worker.

"It doesn't take being a genius to accomplish this, it just takes hard work and determination," Lafavor said.

Lafavor will enter California State University of Bakersfield in the fall as a junior with 100 credits toward his bachelor's degree.

"I'm going to double major in political science and business administration, and after that I might either go to law school or get a master's in business," Lafavor said.

Lafavor will graduate from high school next Thursday.

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