Hello everyone, I am one of those non-majors trying to get in to graduate school (eventually). Long story short, I have a year left as a business major, during which time I will be taking Calculus 2 and the introductory physics w/lab sequence. I have recently met with both the graduate director and the chair of the physics department at the school I would like to eventually attend. They were both very helpful and we had drawn up an unofficial schedule in order to bridge the gap between BA in business to graduate in Physics/Astrophysics. It's not set in stone but note that it was made with the intention of spending the least time possible, making it that much more difficult. The schedule will look something like this : Summer 2013 Calculus 3 Calculus 4 (not sure what this is exactly, I was under the impression calc 3 was the highest) Fall 2013 Classical Mechanics 1 E&M 1 Intro Quantum Mechanics Principles of Astrophysics Differential Equations Spring 2014 Classical Mechanics 2 E&M 2 Thermodynamics Complex Variables Principles of Astrophysics 2 Intermediate Quantum Mechanics (possibly an independent study - possibly put off until Fall 2015) Obviously this is not an easy schedule to overcome. What I'm looking for I guess is advice (other than work hard - this is an obvious statement) and/or opinions. I would also wonder whether or not self preparation (learning from textbooks prior to classes) would serve much of a purpose. Anything at all is helpful. Thanks.