With intro courses, you might be able to skip some, but it could be a gpa booster, but a waste of time. Aside from that not much unless you've learned calculus and discrete math on your own. In college you will be more self-learning than being taught, its a bit of an advantage if you are the self-teaching autodidact type like me.
Yeah agree FredBill30 cannot have any opinion about professors.
I go to university and I do Computer Science and after lecture I ask the professors for question which are at my standard and they answer it but on rare circumstances when professors cannot answer my question I ask on public forums.
I started at young age and at university I am much better than 99% of the students. It really helps learning programming at a young age.
I never went to college, also I never had a teacher...
To be technical I have never even asked a programming question before.
Everything I learned, was on my own. I didn't even have internet for the first 2 years.
You would have an advantage, but then again,
if you learned on your own, why join college?
The more you practice, the better you get.
I never went to college, and never will.
I think college is often a waste of time.
Going to college is completely up to you,
but if you know everything that they are going to teach you, why join?
[Unrelated] Remember: some of the best programmers never entered college.
Going into a collage is great fun. Would require some kind of hallucinogen though I suppose, unless it's like an environmental collage.
I would stay away from collages that try to make sense though, it is indeed a waste of time. The best collages to get into are the wacky ones that really mess with your head. Would love to enter an Alice in Wonderland themed collage of Skittles, jellybeans, M&Ms and various soda bottles/cans(packaging stickers kept on for added effect).
He's trolling you Naraku. Hes talking about Collages, not Colleges.
@OP I think it depends on the high school you are at and what syllabus you are doing. If you are doing it as a hobby and you are doing it "well" then you will have a huge advantage to those who still have to learn everything from scratch. (Could not resist: http://scratch.mit.edu/)
Though, it would seem I am not the only one, who misspelled "college"...
Either that or you don't know what a collage is.
In all seriousness, you'll have a much harder time getting a job without that piece of paper. Companies don't have the time to deal with people without proper credentials and your resume would properly end up in the bin before meeting HR eyes.
Getting ahead of your possibly-soon-to-be-peers is of course an advantage. Instead of devoting time struggling with the course structure (which you should have no problem dealing with I assume), you could use that time to gain help on much more advanced stuff from your lecturer; double win.