Hi i'm a 19 year old student at a community college in Florida. Doring my high school years, making the grade was all it mattered. Cheating on tests and homework was a constant happening. So as you can infer my whole 4 years in high school i prevented my self from learning, and my mathematics were not the exception. I camed to College with the same attitude as in high school, and all i received was a slap in the face. i seen how most of the people had different attitudes tours learning most of them cared about learning. Well my goal was to make the grade in college just like in high school which i berely made a 2.4 Gpa back there. I found out that was not possible any more. My other goal was to major in a easy but well paid career and clearly away from mathematics since i really hated them, but in the back of my mind i wanted to do something out of the usual, i was thirst for knowledge and i didn't wanted to realize it. Thats when i started to level the careers and decided that my passion is working outdoors or in a laboratory, away from desks and paperwork. I added my experience of working with concrete and construction, and CIVIl Engineer showed up. I was discouraged by some since math was my weakest point i started taking basic Algebra 2 and now i'm about to finish College Algebra and next semester i'm taking Precaculus. But to get where i'm i had to take college algebra twice. and gone through a lot of research about the carrer i want to persue. Not that i'm already an expert in math but at least i'm not close minded like before. I know if not all, most of the engineers are good in math since high school but all i have to say is i'm going to be the exception. After majoring in C.E i want to continue with M.E and then Physics. O and as u may already have infer Math is my favorite subject now even though i still have some trouble understanding the basics, but math is like my center for knowledge. SO MY BIG QUESTION IS. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR SOMEONE WITH A EXTREMELY POOR MATH BACKGROUND TURN INTO A SUCCESFULL ENGINEER OR PHYSCIST? AND DOES A 19 YR OLD SOPHMORE WHO IS GOING TO TAKE PRE-CALCULUS NEXT SEMESTER HAVE A CHANCE TO BE A C.E? Not that i dont knw the answer to it (yes) but since i have receive so much negative feedback from people i wanted to hear some from the professionals!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME YOUR ANSWER WILL MEAN SO MUCH TO ME!!!