I've thrown around this possibility before, but I've developed such a respect for this forum and the people interested in physics that I feel comfortable enough to listen to others input and experience. I'm attending a local University free of charge, but they only offer a minor in physics. I have yet to speak with an adviser, but I don't believe there are any programs that would allow me to seek a major in physics without a hefty hit to my pocket. So....I'm looking for a smarter approach. It's my understanding that mathematics is the language of physics, and that often students struggle with understanding the math, not the physics. My idea was to major in pure mathematics, take a minor in physics, and designate a few days out of my week solely to self-teaching physics from a multitude of college-level undergraduate physics material in order to prepare myself for the GRE. The reason I want to do this is because I desire to go on to a graduate school for physics, maybe somewhere prestigious like MIT. The problem, of course, is that my lack of a physics major could (and probably will) mean that I might be severely lacking in some areas for the test and subsequent graduate school if I had not covered advanced subjects at home or during the minor. Does anyone have first-hand experience? Maybe see a flaw in my plan? Any input is greatly appreciated. Don't hold back, I want honest opinions if my plan is ridiculous and I'm being too optimistic.