Grab bag the sequel
If I wuz you, CMOT, I'd go to university, but take a pragmatic approach. Take courses that open doors in the direction you want to explore.
Well, it should be understood that I couldn't have attended University using traditional academic channels anyway, I don't have the math. There are post secondry programs out there for people who haven't had conventional highschool educations, but they aren't particularly well advertised You need to dig, and have boring meetings in tiny overheated rooms with middle-aged underpaid civil servants in order to find them. In high schools across this great northern wasteland of a country, their are posters asking the white privileged non impaired elite to join those in the halls of higher learning. The state never asked me to do likewise, however.