He was declared a genius when he was 5 by an Ohio State University psychologist. At 9, he graduated high school.
Maillis, now 11, turned the tassel on his mortarboard Saturday as he graduated with his associates degree from St. Petersburg College. He plans to start on his bachelor’s degree next month at the University of South Florida, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
His goal is to have his Ph.D. at 18.
"I want to be an astrophysicist," Maillis told BayNews9. "I want to prove to the world that God does exist through science."
William Maillis was the youngest St. Petersburg College graduate to walk across the stage today. At 11 years old, he now has an associate’s degree & is attending USF next month to continue his education. What’s his dream job? Watch @BN9 at 5pm to find out! pic.twitter.com/5nojGsh8G2