The best advice I have for you is to skip all the theory and reading and studying, and go right to the problems. You only read and listen to things in order to work a specific problem. This is the way the brain learns the best- period. There's no better way to study, especially in math and physics. As you go, write down the formulas you're using (if there are any), and why you're using them. Write out how you solved the problem and why you solved it that way, if you can, and then mark it if you really struggled so you know to go back and work more problems like it.
That said, dvanbeur is correct that most programs don't require Cal-based physics. Some of them give it preference, but most don't care and an A in algebra-based physics looks better than a C in cal-based. But, in my case, I chose to do cal-based because I wanted to really challenge myself and prove I could do hard things. I loved it, but it wasn't easy and required a LOT of work. My teacher wasn't great, and that made it a lot harder. I go to an Engineering school, though, so that may make a difference in how hard physics is there.
In sum, it's up to you, but no matter what you choose focus on doing problems. Lots of them. That's your ticket to success. The book chapters are means to the end of doing problems, so keep that in mind when studying. Good luck!