Hello, I am a recent high school graduate, and I have a few questions about the pursuance of physics in college. A little background: (sorry if it's long-winded... it's late!) During my senior year, I took a very simple, algebra-based physics course, not really knowing what to expect--in all honesty, given my dislike of chemistry, I thought I'd hate it. Within a few weeks, I was hooked, and I have been addicted to physics (a little odd, but hey, what the heck?) ever since. I quickly realized that physics was something I wanted to study much more, and something to which I deeply hope to contribute someday. There's only one problem. I have, until this past year, never taken math very seriously. Probably in part due to the way it is taught in school, I found it very boring and did the minimal amount of work (thus learning the minimal amount) necessary to pass my way through my math classes, which went up to 2nd year algebra, trigonometry, and AP statistics. Now, having finally seen what 11 years of education failed to show me, I am forced to play catch-up, and re-learn many simple math concepts I never took interest in when I should've learned them. [I got mostly C's through algebra and trig (though some that was due to a lack of homework completion ;-)), and A's through stats. In case it matters, my SAT math score is 610, though I have since improved and, gauging myself through other tests, have pushed up to somewhere around the 670 range.] So my first question is: is it too late? I have many holes in my mathematical ability, especially in advanced algebra and trigonometry, and I suspect it will be hard for me to fill them-- especially since I've never considered myself very mathematically gifted. And also: what would be the best approach to (quickly) catching up to the level I will need for college physics? I would like very much to majour in physics, but I am simply inconfident in my ability to handle the math. And, though I know the incredibly subjective nature of this question, how hard is all the advanced math... the linear algebra, differential equations, tensor calculus, etc.? Can one tell if one will do well in these very high-level maths by how one performs at the Calculus I/II level? :surprised That was way too long! Sorry! Thanks in advance for any answers, I much appreciate the advice of anyone here.