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Another Can I get into for Grad school? I couldn't find a good enough anwser.

  1. Sep 2, 2011 #1
    Another Can I get into " " for Grad school? I couldn't find a good enough anwser.

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    I'll explain my situation, I'm dual major in Math & Physics attempting to get my Graduate degree in physics(Nonlinear systems :Optics, Q&M and Particle Physic). I know my 3.4 GPA is probably not good enough to get me into Cal tech, Harvard, MIT etc... However I do have a year (3 semesters) of undergraduate research in Optics, Q&M and Particle Physic, as well as, five letters of recommendations from professors that are alumni from Ivy league schools. I have been told that research and recommendation are the most important to acceptance into grad school.

    All of my upper division and most of my lower division Math & Physics credits are A through B+ ;however because my first year attending college I attained few c's and a couple d's in random courses. I feel that with even all of 4000-6000 lvl classes, research, and letters of recommendation I am still screwed in my chances of getting in.

    Things I have left to do:
    Take the GRE general & GRE subject
    apply


    I am in my last years of school and really only have more math/physics and researcher electives to fill up my slot before graduation.

    It would be nice to know if I actually have a chance of getting before I spend about 100 dollars and application to about 8 different schools.
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2011 #2
    Re: Another Can I get into " " for Grad school? I couldn't find a good enough anwser.

    Can't really say much about physics grad school. You could look here: http://www.physicsgre.com/viewforum.php?f=22

    They seem to have different expectations about grades for whatever reason, so maybe 3.4 is really solid, I have no clue.
     
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