Hi everyone, I may be being a bit dramatic about this but I feel extremely cruddy right now. I am (technically) a junior in college at the moment. I say technically because my first year was at community college where I not only didn't take 12 hours each semester (full time) but some of those classes didn't transfer to my 4-year University I transferred to the next year and now still attend. I am now in my second year here, and have decided after a little back and forth last semester (spring) that I want to stick to my passion for Astronomy and remain an Astrophysics major as I had orginially intended. Which means I'm a very late declaring major. This semester, I enrolled in the 'Pre-calculus with Trigonometry' course that is a prerequisite to Calc I which is needed before Physics I can be taken (or they can be taken simultaneously). The problem is, I haven't taken any math course since fall semester of Junior year in high school. Count em' folks that's 1,2,3,4 years on the dot that I haven't had a lick of math hit the page of any of my notebooks. On top of that, I was not anywhere near a high performing student in my math classes in high school. In fact, I was always bordering the low C line. Naturally, jumping from my Algebra 2 class that I hardly payed attention to Junior year of High School to College Precal with Trigonometry a full 4 years later is quite the jump. In fact, I might as well have never taken any math in my life, because the amount I retained from my most recent encounter with it 4-years ago is null. The second week of Pre cal with Trig comes to a close today, and its just entirely too much for me. I am picking up these concepts from scratch, every single one of them. The first week we flew through a review of all of geometry and algebra, which means I had to learn all of that in one week from scratch. I've decided today that I think staying in this class is just asking for a major blow to my gpa which I can not afford. I have decided to drop this class, enroll in 'Fundamentals of Algebra' instead, study my butt off to get my math brain working again and then take another shot at Pre-Cal with Trig in the spring. I just feel embarrassed and depressed about the whole thing though, being that I can't even take my first physics course at least until I'm taking Cal I which would mean at best (considering I take fundmentals of algebra now, precal w/ trig in the spring) I would be taking Physics I in what would technically be the fall semester of my senior year... I'm embarrassed that anyone in my department would find out I'm so behind, and I'm embarrassed to tell my advisor who is a physics professor about my situation. I feel like I'm destroying my College life right now. EDIT: I suppose I should add this as well. I'm currently 20, will be 21 in about a month. So I suppose I'm not too old, I just feel extremely behind.