How do I convince my parents to let me quit college?
I'm 18 years old, currently in my third year in a 3-year art course program that can be extended to 4 years to attain a degree. Even as a kid, i've always hated school. I had high hopes everything would be better in college (taking up what I used to consider a dream course, nonetheless), but apparently it hasn't. And then I started looking up on alternatives online and found they weren't so bad, and even if things didn't turn out as pretty as I hope, I've already set my mind I would regret nothing. I've tried talking to my mom about quitting a couple of times, but she always just shrugs it off. Recently, I tried again with a new approach, asking her if it's okay if i just get my certificate(for the 3-year-program) and not go on to get a degree anymore. I figured that's way better than simply dropping out and not getting anything at all. Still, she wouldn't compromise. She went on talking about it won't give me a title, and I'm already on the second-half anyway, and that i'd definitely regret it later in my work. Then she told me to just consider it as something I'm doing for her, and how happy it would make her to finally have one of us siblings graduate with a degree. Just what am I to say to that?
Well, the thing is, I'm really having difficulties, and I really think that going on with college at this point is just a waste of time and money. My mom won't take anything as an excuse as she thinks I'm this intelligent child just having a bit of laziness problem. Which is simply not the case. I already have a couple of deficiencies in the current program I'm in and if I were to continue to the degree program, that would mean double the academic load for me, and of course extra cash out. A total nightmare considering how I (academically), and our family's financial status is struggling now -- you can just imagine the kind of parent my mom is--. All those can be simply forgone if they'd just let me make the decision. I've never had any problems with hard work, as long as it's not academic, anyway. What should I do to convince her of that?
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