Hi all, I've moved to Argentina (I was living in France then) about 2 years ago and started university in the beginning of 2007. I'm applying for a Bachelor's degree in physics and it lasts 5 years, that is 2 years more than in most countries. I can say that I had a lot of difficulties adaptating me to the university's student life and study habits, so that I didn't do that well in the first year and I'm retaking 2 matters (physics I and algebra II) of the first year. Hopefully I'll finish the first year in december. Sincelery I don't know the level of my faculty when it comes to its quality but I guess it's not that bad. So my question is ... what do you think of the grade I'll get? Because I plan to apply for a master and then a doctorate (that's my dream) in Canada or France. So my background is very important to me. Here are the matters by year : First year : Introduction to physics Algebra I Mathematical analysis I Algebra II Mathematical analysis II General Physics I Second year : Numerical analysis General physics II Mathematical analysis III Mathematical analysis IV General physics III Third year : Electromagnetism I General Physics IV Mechanics Electromagnetism II Mathematical methods of physics Modern physics I Fourth year : Modern physics II Quantum mechanics I Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics I Speciality I Quantum mechanics II Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics II Fifth year : Speciality II Speciality III Ok, I must precise a lot of things, but I don't know everything about the matters. In the first year we saw calculus I and II, linear algebra (vector spaces, matrix and so on). General physics I is newtonian mechanics and rigid body. I've heard that general physics II is heat, fluids and stuff like that. For general physics III : electromagnetism up till Maxwell's equations (in the last course). General physics IV is optic. Mechanics is a formalism of general physics I and so is Electromagnetism to general physics III. And then I don't know that much. I know that in numerical analysis, along with the theoritical course we have a programing part in fortran 90. And the last year generally lasts more than 1 year because I'll have to write a thesis-like paper. Hopefully I'll be specialized in quantum mechanics, but I can't say it with certainty today. I guess there's too few information to conclude especially due to the fact that I've few information about what I'll be involved in. I can add that every final exam of physics is made of a writing part (exercises), an oral part and a laboratory part and I have to get more than 4/10 in each sections otherwise I'll have to pass it again. Also, can you tell me what would be a good average grades? I guess that more than 8/10 is a great average but extremely difficult to reach. On about 150 people who start this degree by year, only 3 will success (in average). So the degree is not given to anybody and I think that when you reach it, you really know almost all the basic stuff and more of physics. Thanks for your time and sincerity.