one more (thought) experiment in wannabe physicist syndrome Hi, Here is my situation: graduation: 10 + 2 + 3 graduation year: 1994 Subjects: Chemistry (major), Botany, Zoology - 55% graduation till now: working in software (11 years) Age: 37 I have read "How to be a theoretical physicist" and "So you want to be a physicist". Based on that and other reading, best way I can think of learning physics is by entering into graduate program in US university through GRE and TOEFL (not sure if TOEFL is necessary). Questions I have: - It would take me couple of years at least to get ready for GRE by studying maths\physics (self-study from bottom up and bottom is pretty deep). If I manage to get good score based on score and score alone (no recommendation letters), is there a chance\how I can get scholarship? - Is it better to go for undergraduate course instead? - If I cannot get scholarship, can I work in US part time using my software industry experience? - If I manage to get PhD, would there be employment, given I will be somewhere around 45? looking forward to brutal honesty, -Neel.