Hello all, if you took the time to read this thread then I want to say thank you very much and I sincerely appreciate it. My dilemma is this: I am currently using my Post 9/11 GI Bill and attending community college to earn credits towards my new found major of mechanical engineering. I have been in college now for two terms, so I am new but I have a very high aptitude for work and learning so I excel with high work loads and rigorous study, in essence, I love to learn and I take it very seriously. This is probably due to my past military life that instilled structure and discipline in my life, much to my benefit. So my problem is that I have begun my college career of which I enjoy and love very much thus far, however, the mechanical engineering degrees in my state, Oregon, all require you to start off your freshman year entering calculus, MTH251, and all courses of study that you must take such as ENGR101 require a prerequisite of this math. So my question to you all is simple, if I am not taking math 251 right now, how far back does this reasonably set me? Has anyone had this happen to them? I take well above the recommended 12 credit hours and I also attended school this summer, and I plan going to school every summer, so with this in mind, and if anyone has experience ith this example, can I get myself back on track? I feel I am behind the power-curve right now and my GI Bill is only good for 36 months, 5 of which I have used so far. So with my high work load and ability to go all year round does it seem realistic to complete the degree for mechanical engineering on time? I would appreciate any and all advice. Also I would like to note that my strengths in school are mathematics and sciences, my current GPA is. 4.0 and my highest level of math completed is 65 so I wil enter the fall term at math 95. Again, any and all advice is very much appreciated as helping me with this issue from someone who has past experience relating to this is very helpful to me. Edit: I have considered CLEP but I feel that the knowledge being missed out n from being in class would only do me harm down the road. If anyone can elaborate on their experience with CLEP I would also appreciate that. Thank you.