So I am only a sophomore but I feel that i have my mind set on going to college and embarking on a phd in physics. As of now I seem to go by school quite easily with a 4.0 and I don't even study (I go to a pretty nice private school) . Not like that's something I should really be bragging about just giving you the idea. I study at home often and am taking math and physics courses at home. Now here is the catch, I am a rather slow worker and like to pace myself in everything I do. I'm not super slow but I am usually in the last group of people and things like that when it comes to taking a test. To tie this all together, after taking the act I found that the material was quite easy to understand, and if I had the time to complete it I would have gotten a good score. That didn't go as planned as when I was on the 2nd portion of the test I found nothing but time going against me. When she called 1 minute I was only half way through the reading portion and had to completely guess for the remaining questions. That is not the only problem, I always took interest in math and science but the math on there was either something i never learned or something that we only covered in one day a while ago in pre-algebra to show us what we will learn in the future and never did, the rest of it I got quite easily. The science was given as a couple paragraphs and a couple data charts that we had to find the answers of the questions in. Due to the time I was unable to read any of it so I just had to assume the answers but none of it was knowledge of science it just felt like another reading portion. From what I had to do on the math practice test I thought that English was going to be the only thing I struggled with but I found it to be the easiest and the only one that i legitimately finished in time (still in a rush). I also did the writing which seemed to be the other part of the test that was fair to me. I took too much time thinking on it and was unable to complete my essay, but if I were to take it again I wouldn't have a problem completing it. I know it might seem a little early to be so worried about getting a bad score and everyone is telling me that I probably did better than I think I did but I'm just kind of freaking out now because I feel that the best score I can get out of that monster that i just turned in is like a 22 (AT BEST). tldr: So my question is, will I still be able to get into a good college and live my dream or will I just have to give up on it because I can't get a good score on a test that was just not built for me. Also if I am just over reacting about how much the act matters will I be able to survive in college? is it all as fast paced as the act?