Success stories: anyone who sucked at math in high school but excelled in college?

<p>I'm looking for anyone who didn't do so hot in math during high school but excelled in college.</p>

<p>Is there even such a thing?</p>

<p>Math in high school is not the same as in college, according to my research.</p>

<p>I had to retake Algebra 1 twice, eventually got an A in it through a homeschool program, but it left me wondering if that A wasn't true and I was a dunce in math. </p>

<p>One of my first college classes was Astronomy - the teacher was a retired NASA astrophysicist, and had a pretty impressive background. One day we were talking about this after class and he told me that in high school, he had to retake Algebra 1 3 times!</p>

<p>Imagine that!</p>

<p>I've made it through the full lower division math (for engineers) sequence at my college and I'm still here. If you have enough patience, you'll eventually get there :)</p>

<p>I got a 57% in my high school calculus class. I started with calculus II in college and got a 98%. The rest of my math classes were all A's, A-'s, and B+'s and I took over 15.</p>