I'm a senior in high school now, and I'm currently in the college application process. Until recently, I had always considered myself more of a English/liberal arts guy, primarily because writing has always come easily to me. I assumed that I would go to college, get an English or political science degree, and become a lawyer or something related. But the analysis of literature (or over-analysis, one might argue) bores me to tears. The more and more I sit in my English classes, the more I loathe the aura of pretentiousness that surrounds the discussions. I've always done well in math, and I find the topics extremely interesting, but it's always been the class I have to do the most work in. I've never been one of the kids who aces the AMC or the AIMEE, either. It's definitely an odd relationship. A few months ago, I realized that I strongly want to go into some field of engineering. I'm a tinkerer. I'm always working on my guitars and amps, as well as my computer, so it seems natural that I would be attracted to some form of engineering (preferably electrical). However, I'm worried that I've had this epiphany too late. I'm taking two English classes right now (one in place of taking Physics C), and I'm hating it. I did take Physics B last year, and I made a 5 on the exam. But I'm worried that the lack of the C class will be a big disadvantage for me. I am also currently in BC Calculus, so that's a plus (I have an A-/B+ in the class). Some engineering programs require the Math SAT II subject test as well, which, of course, I did not take. And because many applications are due so soon, it's too late to take it. Is engineering still a viable path for me? Also, what kind of math do you normally take the first year? In general, what are some basic skills first year students are expected to have for all fields of engineering? Thanks so much, Wade Edit: D'oh! Just noticed the sticked thread at the top. I guess my questions fit into that discussion.