Originally Posted by F-inked
Thanks! :C Perhaps I shall look into college, I mean I could get into an ivy league with grades but I would prefer not to... It just seems like a waste of four years but perhaps I am wrong...
If your an Ivy League quality applicant, have you looked at any of the elite California schools like Stanford, UC Berkeley, or UCLA?
I could be wrong, but I've got a feeling Stanford and UC Berkeley would be pretty well connected with Pixar and ILM.
One of the nice things about going to a 4 year school is the people you meet, and the new experiences and ideas your opened up to. Keep in mind the number of companies that were formed from relationships that started in college. I know Gnomom is in Hollywood and that seems like the cool place to be, but Westwood, Palo Alto, and Berkeley are pretty happening places to be as well.
As others have said, if you ever want to work in Europe, NZ, or Australia, having a BS degree or higher from a good school could be vital in getting a work visa.
Assuming you've taken a full load of AP or IB classes, and maybe even some college classes already, you can probably start as an academic sophomore at some places. If you take summer classes, you could get your BS in under 3 years.