Note: my English is terrible so please don't correct me. I am a 18 yo male from Lebanon a Francophone contry (you probably never heard of it) . Ithat was bullied since childhood ,so I have no self confidence . I never cared about school so my language skills are bad, indont know some basic math stuff and so on... I am in what they call 'bac' here it's equivalent to grade 11 in the US. Bac is divided into 3 categories . science , sociologie et economies and humanities . Last year I did the science one (main subjects are math and physics) but I didn't study anything and rarely payed attention in class ect...so of course I failed .this year I changed schools and was forced to do the economy and sociology bac (science bac is harder and they dident trust me doing it to preserve school reputation I guess). My dream is to learn Astrophysics I was always fascinated how the universe works . It's only untill now that I began to be serious and realised how important is education . I have a few opstacles tho..... I am learning in school something I don't really like and stuck in the economy and sociologie so if I wanted to do the science bac I'll have to loose a year and I feel too old ( i feel already too oId I have this year to continue and the next one so I'll graduate at 19 1/2 yea old so if I decide to redo the science bac I'll graduate at 20.5 yo ..) (in here if your average score is below 50% you redo the year and in the French system you can't get big grades maximum is like 80% ,average is about 60 or 70) I am a bit slow it takes me some time to understand jokes ,I did an online IQ test and my score is 100 but I think my actual IQ is like 90) I have a few solutions : Continue in the sociology et economie but do math and physics of the science bac and in the summer be a big math nerd and practice the SAT ( my math is bad ATM) But I fear if I encounter a problem panic and don't survive since I don't trust myself . So do you guys think I can do physics in the university with all my problems? Because even if practice math and physics I fear my low brain potential will be a problem later.