Hello all, I am new to these forums, and I look forward to plumbing the depths of this interesting site. Anywho, I come to you with a bit of a potentially difficult question. I have always been immensely interested in Astronomy and Physics, and I decided long ago to pursue a career in either Astrophysics, Cosmology, or Quantum Physics. I am 17 years old, a Junior in High School, and I take the most rigorous classes available to me. However, there is a dilemma. Up until this year, I have not had very good mathematics teachers. Sure, I made A's in the classes, but I was taught very little and the material was very basic. Now I am in pre-calc, with a decent teacher. I understand it well enough, and am making high grades. However, I am worried that I am somewhat disadvantaged due to my non-illustrious past with Math, and sometimes I come across concepts that utterly dumbfound me in class. I recently took the SAT and made a very, very average score on the Math section, and I have been upset since I received my score. I barely understood any of the questions, and I fear that I my lack of basic understanding hampers my dreams. I am deeply interested in Math and it's theoretical and practical uses/implications. I just worry about my future. I know this is a long, boring, and convoluted post, and I apologize for that. In a nutshell, my question is this: I love Math and Physics, and my dream career is in Cosmology/Astrophysics. However, Math intimidates me, I am barely above average at it, and I worry if there is even a glimmer of hope that I will make it. What I lack in skill, I make up for in ambition. Is this good enough?