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Getting a job after physics undergrad then PhD

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Hello,
I have great interest in physics, however I don't have the gpa (3.0) to get into grad school. Has anyone gotten a job first, at a national lab for example, and then applied for a PhD program?
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Well, lots of people work in between undergraduate and graduate studies. Sometimes it's work as a research assistant. Sometimes it's just something to pay the bills.

While research work can bolster a graduate school application, it won't change your transcripts. And if you're not making the minimum threshold, it's highly unlikely this is going to be overlooked.
 

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