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I'm sure this has been posted by, like, a gazillion other people, but I'd also like an evaluation. Goal:...
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I am a Physics major, just completed my junior year. During my fall semester I took the first level to the upper level...
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Suppose I get a C/D in one class. I then choose to retake it. How will this look on a graduate application? Assuming I...
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is retaking a course looked down upon? Say a student got a B as his final grade. would the student be better off in...
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Ok! Here is the deal. In one of my earlier threads I had discussed that I was a high school dropout and a lousy...
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i have talked to at least two people who have said they they have/will retake all the AP/college courses they took in...
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I was wondering the policy of this at most schools. I'm a physics major/pre-med (which also gives me a zoology minor...
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Hi, I was wondering if, when applying for graduate school, much emphasis is placed on grades from lower division...
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Sould I rethink engineering and go something that deals with math and programming? I just got my frist exam of my...
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I applied to universities X and Y. University X got back to me quickly and I visited and was relatively pleased with...
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Greetings all. I apologize for the lengthy intro; I shall try to be brief. For those who don't think any background...
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Hello all I have searched around and gathered some information before I asked this question. I wanted to ask this...
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This summer I am going to participate in a REU program at a top school for my field. I'm not a super spectacular...
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I was just accepted to the Physics REU Program at the University of Pittsburgh.:cool: Will anyone else here be a...
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I'm currently in the process of searching for and applying to various REUís and I would like to know if any PF members...
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