Hi Everyone, I originally had a really long post but I'm trying to keep this brief(er). If you have any questions feel free to ask. I'm basically in a pickle. I switched to physics my senior year of college from a non-STEM major. No experience in STEM courses in high school whatsoever (only took/knew algebra, no chemistry, didn't know what physics was) and I got my associate's in Humanities and Social Sciences (had to take College Algebra for it and even retook it). Basically, very poor skills before switching. I switched, and I suffered majorly. I received C's my first year, and this semester's looking pretty mixed (failing to an B+/A- it seems). I'm already planning to retake courses for a better grade, but I'm pretty worried/stressed now about how much I probably already ruined my future and chances of getting into grad school. From elementary to junior year of college I was very involved in and only ever knew the arts (chorus, dancing, acting, etc.), and it took me until just now to realize what it takes to do well in physics. It was very hard (and still is hard) catching up- the transition was horrific (and even affected my health my first year) but I plan on working very hard starting next semester to improve. My GPA was never fantastic before, and now it's pretty low (about 2.4). I have two years left and I am wondering if grad schools will think this is OK just as long as I show improvement and do better. I know it will help that I've already been involved in research, joined a club, got accepted into a STEM program and will be interning/getting hands-on experience next month in a lab, but the grades definitely aren't what they should be and don't reflect how hard I've been working. (I am reading on this site by the way that retaking classes doesn't look good, but I have no other choice. It doesn't make much sense, because, how else do people make it?) So if anyone can offer me their comments/opinions/suggestions/advice/experiences, it would be most appreciated. I'm not worried anymore about things how to study, but I'd like to know pretty much how bad this looks, if it is bad, where I should be going from here, what grad schools will think, maybe some tips on preparing (if I should be doing that now), etcetera. Anything will help! You guys will be better than my actual advisor. Thanks in advance!