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B minuses= terrible

  1. Dec 24, 2007 #1
    For my first 3 introductory courses(mechanics, E&M, modern) in physics, I received like B's and B-minuses. Is that terrible on a grad school application.
     
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  3. Dec 24, 2007 #2

    Dr Transport

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    I almost flunked a couple of my intro courses, pulled a D in my third semester. I came out OK.....I wasn't turned down by all the graduate programs I applied to, actually less than half.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2007 #3
    I got a few B-'s my first couple of years. I got into grad school. Granted, my grades my second two years were much better, including my grades in classical mechanics, E&B, quantum, and statistical mechanics. How are your grades for your last 60 or so credits? If they're good, then you should be OK.
     
  5. Dec 24, 2007 #4

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    I'm curious, but what does B- mean on a 5 pt GPA scale? How about 4 pt?
     
  6. Dec 25, 2007 #5

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    At my school it corresponds to 2.7 on the 4 pt scale.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2007 #6
    same goes with me I am also international student studying in malaysia doing bsc physics and In my first sem here are my results [based on 4.0 gpa scale]

    Physics 1 - B-= 2.75
    Physical and Inorganic Chemistry- B- = 2.75
    Calculus- C+ = 2.5
    Biology- B+ = 3.5
    English for Academic Purpose- b+

    My overall G.P.A was 3.00 and I was really depressed . Are these grades really terrible ? Do I need to repeats one of these subjects? If I apply grad school in U.S and in top ones will I be rejected because of my first sem? I know it is really dull question [not to mention stupid question ] but I would really be thankful and obligied if you are answer my problems .

    Thank you all
     
  8. Jan 1, 2008 #7
    I think grad school are more interested on what you got in your quantum mechanics, statistical physics, etc classes than what you got in physics 1 3 years ago.


    But as you know, those aren't MIT scores. As we all know the minimum to get into MIT is a Nobel Prize =/
     
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