| ||Ask HN: Are you glad you dropped out of college?|
3 points by jlevers 5 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments |
|I'm strongly considering dropping out of a solid school (a tier or two down from Ivy) to pursue programming. I have a year+ of work experience from a few internships I did during/after high school, an outstanding job offer from one of them, and I've picked up some interesting contract work while in school.|
I'm very self-motivated, and it's making me a little crazy doing all this work that seems to not be relevant to my goals. I think I could do a lot of interesting things on my own, and have a history of doing that. I just finished up a gap year in which I did a ton of traveling which I planned and financed myself, and got a high-paying (for my age) internship.
I also feel like if I at some point wanted a degree, dropping out now doesn't mean I won't be able to get one ever -- I could just re-enroll down the road.
I'm curious to hear from people who've made the decision to drop out, and how it ended up turning out for them.
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