So I got into one of those big brand name physics schools coming from a small department with not many resources. At first I was really excited, then I remembered the time I had preparing for the Physics GRE. I studied really hard for months and all I got was a "good" score. Now I'm doubting whether my undergrad institution prepared me enough for the academic aspect of grad studies. Any advice to get ready for quals? I don't want to go there and have to take all undergrad courses for a year because I do too badly on the diagnostic attempt of the qual. I've got 5 months till it happens. I downloaded a past exam and said to myself, "Hey! I can four of these! ...out of 20 that is -_-" It made me feel so dumb.