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Graduation time and scores.

  1. Jul 6, 2012 #1
    Good evening to everyone,

    I know this forum must be filled with posts like mine, but i felt it necessary to post anew, providing all my data. So, basically my dillema is this: I am a senior in physics BS undergraduate course, in Greece. I picked up physics since that is the only thing i wanted to do for so long as I can remember. As of now, finishing the 4rth academic year ( 8th semester ) of my studies, my current total average score is 8.27 on the scale of 10. In my university that is considered a very good score, but since I would like to apply for master's courses abroad and maybe try for a scholarship, I'd very much like to know how good an average of 82,7% seems to people abroad. Also, so far I have yet to complete 3 more courses to finish the undergrad course and receive my degree. that delay is due to strikes last year which resulted in the exams period being cancelled.

    I won't go into detail on the matter but due to legislation changes on exam periods there is a chance that I will have to sit the last test next June, unless i pass the class in September. The problem is that I feel the time won't be enough for me to be able to prepare well enough to try for good scores on the remaining classes. So, should I take those 1 or 2 more semester to study in my own pace and get good scores or try and finish my studies on their intended time ? How does graduation time affect my options for graduate masters courses admissions ?

    a little bit for the courses I've taken so far:

    courses on all basic and advanced math knowledge needed to a physicist: calculus incl complex, vector analysis, linear algebra, partial / ord. diff equations , Fourier,etc.
    Lagrangian/Nwt mechanics, electromagnetism advanced, adv quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, special relativity, astrophysics. Also, I've taken quite a few classes on solid state physics, specializing in semiconductor physics and MOS technology. My BS thesis is on high-k dielectrics on Ge-MOS devices. Also taken courses in numerical analysis with applications in fluid mechanics, and learned C++ and Fortran in the process. Well, that covers the most important aspects.

    I hope i didn't tire you too much. Awaiting on your judgement and opinions.
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