Wow, I didn't expect to get so many helpful responses!
I read through this thread multiple times, and I've decided that I'm going to talk it over with my parents, out of courtesy like some of you guys mentioned. I'm 2000 miles away for college, so going skydiving without their permission is easy... but just doesn't sit "right". Besides, I'd like to go home to socal, as skydive perris seems like a great facility - Can anyone refute/confirm this?
Some more background: I'm graduating early to go to med school next year, and this is one of the few things I've always wanted to cross off the "pre-career bucket list". I finished my first Ironman when I was 19, and that whole ironman ordeal freaked my mom out the entire year I was training (fear of my drowning, crashing etc.) I'm pretty sure skydiving will take my mom's anxiety to a whole new level, but my dad's always been supportive.
Thanks again everybody for your time.