I've been reading Physics Forums for only a couple of weeks now. And from what I've read, this would be a really great place to gather some helpful advice for going back to college. I was hoping you folks could lend a hand. I graduated high school in 2000 with a good GPA. I have an Associates Degree in Graphic Design (I know, completely unrelated). I held off on a bachelors degree program because I honestly didn't feel I was ready. Now that I've wound down and have the partying out of me, I'm ready to prepare for college. I've been studying/reviewing geometry, trig and calculus and I'm going to be starting to move on to physics. All self study using text books and any material I can get my hands on. Current books I'm going through are: * Teach Yourself Electricity & Electronics * TAB's Guide to understanding Electricity & Electronics * The Art of Electronics * Calculus Demystified This is pretty much how I send my free time because I want to be ready for going back to school, plus I really enjoy learning new things anyway. The first two books above are pretty easy reading - I've picked up some good information. I'm pretty sure "The Art of Electronics" is going my make my eyes bleed within the week, and I'm loving Calculus Demystified so far. I never took the SAT's since I didn't need to for my Associates. I'm thinking about taking them just to get myself into the swing of things again. My main question is how can I prepare myself for this? What should I be studying? What should I focus on and have a good grasp of before I gear up and go back to school? Any ideas on books or resources that will help a perspective EE student 5 years out of high school prepare for such a greuling journey? Thanks for any suggestions!