I was trying the stickied links but there are broke :( Im 22, out of the army with full GI Bill, with the kicker. I have not taken my SATs or in AZ we can take ASATs. In highschool, I always knew I was going in the army so I didn't plan for college. I never saw my councilor, never went to the orientations. So I have no idea about how to enroll, and if I should save my GI bill for my graduate studies, and just pay cash at a Community College. I have forgotten alot of basic stuff I should still know, so Im not sure how rusty I am. Im intelligent, got outa highschool a year early with a 3.8gpa, and that was withouto opening my backpack a single time at home all 3 years. I NEVER did homework, I hated school cause it was boring. I read like a maniac, all kinds of stuff. About 14 I started reading hawking, and fell inlove. So now Im unexpectiadly a civilian who cant get his act together. I have an awesome job, in sales. If I worked hard I could 60k a year. Im the best in the state at what I do, but Im terribly lazy. The company I work for would never fire me. Ive been promoted to manager and demoted like 3 times tho. This lenencey has destroyed my work ethic. I dont have to work more than a few hours a day, so I dont. I make my quota in 2 hours and go home. I could stay all day like I should and start making real money, but I dont. Cause its boring and I dont have too. I hate it. I rush home from work to sit on my couch and read. Or watch house/fringe lol. Im obsessive when interested, which is why I know I have what it takes to get an advanced degree in physics. And I refuse to give up until I have it. Now that I have bored you guys with useless background info(felt good to say all that so thanks Ill get to my real question. Whats should I do next? Is MIT a school were you can get your BS? Like could I theoretically go to my local community college, get amazing grades, then could I make it into MIT? or is MIT a graduate school? So I would have to get my BS at a Uni, then hope for MIT? Then if I go to MIT, what are my degree choices, and how do the different degrees limit what fields I can go into? Also, what are the actual careers in physics? Teaching, research, ect? Could someone list them with the differences? Edit: typed all that while driving. Sorry if its scatterbrained. I appreciate the info in advance.