Korean singer IU gave up on college because her high school grades were below average, she said Monday on television programme Healing Camp.
"My mentor told me that it is very easy to get into Seoul National University but there were no colleges available with my grades," she said.
"I don't think I liked school that much. I was just waiting for freedom from school."
IU began working as a singer during high school, she added as another factor.
The programme hosts good-naturedly told her that it was a wise choice.