A college degree once guaranteed to put you ahead in life. Now, it doesn’t. I don’t think it’s essential that you get a degree for most professions. Instead, create your learning through classes, asking questions and reading. Do and build meaningful things by working hard starting now. Take classes if they’ll help you with your passions. But better is to teach yourself by doing. Make lots of mistakes and own them. Mom and I will help you as much as we can.