Mum-to-be Katie Holmes has given up on her education eight years after she was accepted by prestigious American university Columbia.

The future MRS TOM CRUISE was forced to defer her further education at Columbia back in 1998 when she landed a role in hit TV show DAWSON'S CREEK.

Holmes has been deferring her admission annually ever since, but last week (ends17FEB06) her father called the college withdrawing his daughter's name, according to entertainment news website