Hi everyone. I just graduated from high school this month and I will be attending Stony Brook University as a Physics Major in the fall. Even though I took AP Calculus BC, I was forced to take the mathematics placement exam because my AP scores won't be back in time for orientation, which happens to be tomorrow. I was able to score a 9 on the placement exam when I took it this morning. The confirmation email I received from the school stated that I should strongly consider registering for a 200-level course in Linear Algebra or Multivariable Calculus. I would love to take the 8 credits, especially since I would like the opportunity to possibly graduate early, or maybe even double major. However, I realize that starting off with one of these classes could be very difficult. Math was never my strongest subject in high school, but I do well when I take the time to study, not to mention that I tend to be a quick learner. Also, I feel that retaking these courses might bore me a little; I'm usually more motivated when faced with a difficult challenge. I was wondering if any of you think that it would be a good idea for a freshman to jump right into Calculus 3 or linear algebra, and how difficult it would be to possibly double major or minor in mathematics. I would greatly appreciate any advice.