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Horrible grades after college, but I want to go to university

  1. Dec 20, 2013 #1
    I have been very lazy in subjects other than physics programming. In things like french, history, languages and the likes, I have already taken the tests in those subjects and my grades are

    5,6/10 on average

    My maths grades are like 6 on average.. I always get the maths perfectly when I read it myself but I can't really learn well with the conventional whiteboard tactics.

    In the whole my average grades are 6,5/10

    I have no-one to blame for myself, I have horrible grades.

    I am ok at programming and physics, get 8/10 in physics average.

    I want to study abroad, I have the money for it but are there any universities that will take me in? I just messed up and I want to better myself,

    I want to go into physics or electrical engineering, I am thinking maybe I can get into a sh*t tier school, take my bachelors and then really try go get back on track in there, and then continue into masters and such.

    I feel so horrible about this, It was easy but I almost die out of boredom when I do anything not related to science, I want to get out of my country, and "start over". Is there a possibility I could get into any university(I'm in the EU) that accepts bad grades but understands I am willing to better myself.

    I have already finished electrodynamics, maxwells equations, calculus, imaginary numbers, differ equations and such.

    With this knowledge I can do most science related stuff, but those extra subjects have destroyed my already lacking grades.

    I have let myself and my family down(used to pwn school back in the days)

    This is a hole I dug for myself with arrogance(thought studying was for plebs). Can I rebuild?
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2013 #2

    mfb

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    I have no idea how to relate those numbers to other grades, but with reasonable grades in physics, many German universities will give you a chance - the grades in the first year will determine if you can continue afterwards.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2013 #3
    6,5 would be 65% it's pretty straightforward
     
  5. Dec 20, 2013 #4

    mfb

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    Sure, but how hard is it to get 65%?

    80% in physics in Germany is fine (corresponds to 12 out of 15 points).
     
  6. Dec 20, 2013 #5

    It's not hard, average is probably 70% in my school
     
  7. Dec 20, 2013 #6

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    Come to California, go to junior college, it's cheaper and you'll have ample time to bring up your marks. Also there are transfer admissions guarantees for the UC school system. You might be compelled to redo some course work however.

    Importantly, fix your issues of why you can't do well in seemingly easy classes.
     
  8. Dec 21, 2013 #7

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    Oh, did I mention universities are very cheap in Germany?
    ~500-1500€/year, depending on the university.
     
  9. Dec 21, 2013 #8

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    Wow, that is super cheap and much closer to you. I had no idea.
     
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