Sum it all up: Cumulative GPA: 2.8 (so far, I only take science courses seriously, anything else I don't care if I get a D, which has been most of my general courses. I should not have to be forced to take classes that I don't need and certainly will forget about 3 years later.) Physics B.A. (3.8 GPA) Chemistry Minor Research: 2 year chemistry, about 9 months physics by the time I apply to grad schools. Hopeful pGRE: I am hoping I get above the 85 percentile (what I scored on the sample). With my GPA now, I am thinking of applying to an MS program in materials physics (I have a few engineering and computer science classes under my belt), hopefully get a great gGPA and apply to grad schools for a PhD. I don't think any grad school would accept me with a 3.0 cGPA/3.8 mGPA and placed in 85 pGRE. I want to go to a top 15 not a mid-tier. Would grad schools be more lenient seeing as I will only be 19 when applying? I graduated high school early and went straight to college.