A 17-year-old Kansas student is set to graduate from Harvard just days after receiving his high school diploma.

Braxton Moral will receive his undergraduate degree from Harvard Extension School later this month after graduating from high school on Sunday in Ulysses, Kan., ABC News reported.

Moral has been taking classes from Harvard since he was 11 years old through the Harvard Extension School, which allows students to enroll in certain programs. The teenager completed some courses online and took others at Harvard’s campus in Cambridge, Mass., over the summer.


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

He will receive his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Harvard Extension School, which is separate from Harvard College, one of the schools that makes up the prestigious Harvard University, after majoring in government with a minor in English.

Moral also wrote a book called “Harvard in the Heartland” about his experience as a Harvard Extension student in rural Kansas.

Kevin McGrath, an associate professor in South Asian Studies at Harvard University, described the teenager as "a remarkable and unique young scholar."

"Intellectually, he is extraordinary, but more than that, it is his discipline and endeavor which has enabled him to begin adult life with such startling success," McGrath said. "Braxton, thanks to the terrific support which his family have supported and surrounded him with, has become a fine humanist and we all wish him well at law school and then, in later years, in his future life in American politics."

Moral plans to attend law school next, where he hopes to study constitutional law at his first-choice school, Columbia University, ABC reported.