I tried it for a semester back when I was 27. I've always wanted a degree. I wish I had stuck with it then, but I too did not have the discipline, nor did I really know what i wanted. Now I do. I recently finished a foundation course here in the UK, it's like a..I don't know, I don't think there's an equivalent to it in the states. but I did very well, it was a course in art and design. I loved it, and I discovered that my true calling is art history. Now, I love education because it means following a passion. That's why i want that degree.
I also did not persevere back then because of SA, I let it beat me.
Perhaps what you care about does not lie in higher education.
Still going. My experience has been disappointing, though with my condition I didn't expect anything. I go to college...to learn, and that's about it lol. Luckily I don't get all panicky because my SA is not THAT bad, however I haven't made a single friend (and I've been in college for 6 years now).
I got my Bachelor of Arts in psychology in '02. I lived with my parents. Senior year was very hard. I finally had to fulfill the writing requirement that I had been putting off for years because of my huge emotional block about it. I was sure I would fail even though there was no reason to believe that. I just mentally tortured myself about it. I became chronically nauseous for no apparent physical reason. My parents were getting divorced then, too.
I was gifted/accelerated when I was younger - everyone expects so much of you that not having a graduate degree seems almost being a dropout.
I graduated with a B.S. in biology, took some extra classes in Chemistry but couldn't complete the requirements for a chemistry minor by graduation. Inspite of my science degree, my favorite class in college was Art History. I ended up taking the entire 3 course sequence in Art history for fun.