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  1. Zack K

    Schools Wanting to go to a good graduate school in the US

    I'm currently almost done my first semester at University here in Canada. I want to go to a good graduate school in the US to study astrophysics in the future. Here in my University, and a lot of Universities in Canada have a 4.33 GPA scale. My GPA here is around a 3.3, that's roughly a B+ and a...
  2. jlmccart03

    Other GPA is low, but I love physics, what should I do?

    The title says it all. I am a sophomore with a flailing GPA. It’s currently at 2.2 since I keep getting C’s in literally everything. I have gone to professors, advisors, and other academic officials in the hope they would help. All I got was the same old same old. Study harder, read the book...
  3. M

    Schools Fall Grades and grad schools

    I am currently applying to grad school and have submitted all of my applications. None of my applications have my fall grades, just my schedule. I took 3 graduate courses (the only ones I've ever taken). I got an A in 2 of them, however I withdrew from the last one because I was too busy this...
  4. A

    Schools Two C grades on transcript, options for grad school?

    Hi all, I'm an undergrad Physics and Mech. Engineering major (possible astrophysics as well). This past semester I've been dealing with some personal issues and I ended up with sub par grades as a result. I now officially have a C and a C+ on my transcript (along with a few B/B+). I'm a rising...
  5. S

    Studying Bombed Thermal Midterm, Advice for Final Exam

    Hello all, I am a third year physics and math major at a quarter system public school. This year I've been getting pretty decent grades and achieved a 4.0 last quarter on 4 upper div math and physics classes. This quarter I am taking Topology II, EM Waves, Thermal Physics and a breadth class...
  6. Ahmed Abdalla

    Schools Is a C grade in thermo really bad?

    Hey all, I'm currently studying for my thermo final and it's really kicking my butt. My average has been a C and if I do EXTREMELY well on my final I'll be REALLY pushing for a B. I'm not sure how thermo is taught in other universities, but I'm learning it through statistical mechanics with...
  7. N

    Schools Need Help: Calc, GPA, and Grad School.

    Hello everyone. I'm currently a sophomore working toward a BS in physics (and a minor in astronomy) at a top private engineering school. With the semester finishing up, I'm a little worried about where I am now and where I will be after graduation and I have a few questions. A little...
  8. O

    Admissions Strong GPA, Research, References--Bad GRE Score

    Here's my situation. I have a high GPA at a very well known university, three research internships (including an REU and SULI,) a senior thesis, a potential publication, and strong recommendation letters. My physics GRE score for the September test? 510. BEYOND terrible. I'm taking it again but...
  9. C

    Do grades matter for PhD? How can I study better?

    Hello, I am an undergraduate at UNLV. Before, I was at a community college for a few years before I went to UNLV. I used to be art major for a few semester but I didn't like it very much so I changed it to general education as I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. Last year, I thought of becoming...
  10. Clueless

    Poor performance in first and second year physics...

    Hi all! Now I don't know whether the question I am about to pose is something that can be answered intelligibly. Maybe it is just a case about motivation...but I am not too sure at the moment. My question is: Does mediocre performance in first and second year physics present a possible...
  11. E

    Bad grades outside of physics

    In short, I have great grades and research experience in physics, but my second major, music, brings my GPA way down. Also, I'm a 3rd year undergrad, and I'm wondering whether this will be a significant problem when I apply to schools next year. This is a problem that I haven't seen often or...
  12. S

    Few Bad grades and your future

    Hi, I am an italian physics student. I know that this is a recurrent topic but I want some specific advice. This year I am completing my third year of university to get my bachelor degree. Then I have to get my master. In these three years I got a lot of very good-top grade, and 2 average-bad...
  13. J0ules

    Schools How Can I Change How Universities Perceive My Application?

    I made Dean's List my senior year of undergrad, I double majored and double minored, I volunteered often and I communicate in both the social and scientific realms well. So why am I still getting turned down or "wait listed" from graduate programs? One theory; three semester near the middle of...
  14. Kai The Guy

    How much knowledge do I need in Math

    I am starting grade 10, and want to become a doctor of some sort. But I admit, I am a little dodgy in math (Around 75%). In my other coarses, I excel at like Science, Socials, and French. But have never really grown a talent for math. So my question, Should I have better grades in math, or is...
  15. M

    Need advice on school work combo

    I am in a sort of catch 22. I need to work to get to school and work is making my grades drop hard. My parents are paying for tuition but we do not have much money. So my problem is I have to work to get to school, thankfully my job is a network tech on campus, and work is eating up time I need...
  16. M

    Schools Concerned about grad school

    Alright so I know that I am thinking far into the future here but I think it is necessary. I am a freshman in college and I am a physics major but my grades are poor. My first semester I got 2 C's(physics and math) because I did not study a lot. This semester I'm doing better, I'll get an A in...
  17. jmex

    Casting grades for different materials

    Hello, I am confused with casting grades of different steel,for example 316 SS has casting grade CF8M. What does it mean and where can i find grades of other materials as well like 316L, 304L. 304, CS, etc. Any data sheet showing grades for every material will be helpful. Thanks
  18. M

    Feel like I'm hitting a wall

    I'm a first year physics major, and I feel like I'm hitting a wall in physics. I have been doing well in physics so far, even though I have been studying more and more and I just feel like I am hitting a wall and not learning anything. Even though I still like physics a lot, I'm losing the...
  19. M

    Want to be a Professor

    I'm currently a first-year student at OSU, and I'm a physics major. My first semester I got 2 C's and an A(college was harder than I expected and I didn't study a lot). This semester I am doing much better in my classes, getting close to straight A's but I was talking to someone and they said...
  20. D

    B+ in calculus too low?

    I just got my report card last week. My math class calculus is really difficult but I have been working really hard. I got a B+. I knew that my garde was going to be low but now I am really worried that I wont be able to be a physicist any more. Is a B+ going to stop be from getting into a...
  21. G

    Grades with an upgoing trend

    Hi, I'm from an arguably near top Canadian uni, most schools look at 3rd or 4th year grades. I have an average around 80 which is about an A-. But I did really well in my first 4th year term, full course load, four 400 level courses including something like 98 in Electrodynamics(or E&M3) and...
  22. H

    100+ hour weeks as an undergrad -- abnormal?

    So, in college I did Applied Math. and Neuroscience. Each requires about 50 hours a week (for me at least). So, 50 x 2 = 100 hours + 10 hours of volunteering in a lab. So yeah, I'd often put in 110 hour weeks for 3 months straight...semester after semester. I did well, but it was horrific...
  23. C

    Steel designations are so darn confusing!

    I've been trying to understand the major systems for hours. All are ridiculously complicated and seem to make no sense. Wikipedia articles are poorly written and google is having a hard time digging something useful. If any of you guys have any links that do a good job of explaining any system...
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