Hello Everyone, To put it shortly: I am a 15year old Sophomore in HS who would like to leave & test out of highschool (GED), study at community college, and head to a state school (NC State or UNC), or Caltech (if I can find genie). Where I plan to Major in Physics and Philosophy I've slacked my first two years and my grades Freshman year were poor (As, Bs, and Cs) at lowest. Sophomore year has been very similar, and the first semester just ended recently. Why I want to do this: My main goal in life, and the reason I haven't already killed myself, is to answer several very fundamental philosophical questions. Questions that as of early January (when I had what might be called an existential crisis) are slowly (or maybe the already have?) driving me insane. It can mostly be summarized to this: I want "a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all." Philosophical issues: -Know what is truth? I define truth as "congruence to reality," unfortunately I've still yet to find out what to make of the world I find myself in. I've looked into the existentialists (have a great fondness for Camus and Kafka) and there's still much (much much ...) more for me to read and study. I've realized that the best way to do this would be through science (empiricism, rationalism, and naive realism; but ultimately the best resource we have) specifically physics. So I've wanted to become a Physicist for several months now. As of last week, when break began I've done nothing but really read and study alg2/trig (from the beginning), as my math is too weak to really understand physics. My main reason for wanting to leave highschool and head to community college, isn't grades (my grades are poor but i'm far from failing), but community college would really allow me to begin to study what matters to me (Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, Philosophy, etc). where as in highschool i find myself taking several courses (alg2.trig, chemistry, english, theology, etc.) of which i'm only interested in two of them (alg2/trig, and chem). I believe if I leave highschool, and really spend 2 months or so I'll be able to take and pass the GED tests, and promptly begin studying in community college until I have enough credits, or am old enough to transfer to NC State or UNC for my undergrad. Money is not a problem, as I'd actually save money going to comm college; I currently go to private highschool. All Advice is appreciated, Thank you. Quick Summary -I'd like to test out of highschool (obtain my ged) and study at community college until I can apply to colleges. Questions: 1. Is this possible or is it just the pipedreams of a teenager? 2. Do colleges mind ged's?