I am currently a Senior with acedmic honors and am only 16 years old. When I graduate this year I will still be 16 years old and I am wondering if I can legally become independent and no longer a minor. In order for me to move out do I have to be emancipated? I currently hold a full time job and I am a full time student. I am dedicated on living on my own. Is this possible without going through court or do I have to get a petition to be emancipated? Thank you for your responses.