I dropped out of college because, I was offered a full time position and the pay was great at the time. However, after three years I was laid off. Since then (6 months), I have not been able to find a job, and now more than ever I need the money. Don't do it, no matter how smart or experienced you are most companies require a degree and there is no back door or short cut to a dream job. Otherwise, more people would drop out their Jr & Sr year.