First of all I am new here so hey. I hope this is in the right section. So, I read Zapperz's So You Want To Be A Physicist article and that answered many of my questions. The article But I have not been able to find the exact qualifications to get into any theoretical physics major. I am a sophomore in high school, so you get a sense of where I am at. So basically what do you need before entering college and to get into a college to study theoretical physics? What kind of person becomes a theoretical physicist? What GPA is needed ect... I have a strong interest in how the universe works and theoretical physics but I am considered average or even below average at math at my school, I am not at the very top of my class, I am not in honors classes, but I am quite intelligent and I can grasp abstract ideas quite easily. I am probably not smart enough to become a theoretical physicist. I really just didn't get the right foundation or had the inclination to really study and learn when I was a little younger. I only this school year did I find that. I really do not know what kind of job I want to get. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Even if you just post a link to another thread or article that would be great because I am sure countless others have asked questions very similar to this.