I want to know what kind of schools i can to expect to get into for physics graduate school. I am currently a sophomore attending the university of reno. I am majoring in both biochemistry and physics. I currently work at the National Terawatt Facility working as a core diagnostic technician under the electronic engineering team. I work with a two terawatt z pinch and a 2 terawatt leopard laser. I basically help acquire and develop data. I will work there for the duration of my second year. For my 3rd and 4th year I will then apply for a grant and create my own research team in quantum computing. I know a couple of people who would be interested in researching with me. I am hoping that I can get published before applying to school. ( I know this seems like an unreasonable goal, so I am currently doing my homework and acquiring the tools and knowledge required for such a subject. If I don't find it feasible, I will research something a little less difficult, but researching quantum computing is what I want to do with my life.) I am a year ahead in physics and I'm right where I'm suppose to be for biochemistry. I am taking some very difficult classes next semester such as quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, solid state physics, biochemical analysis, organic chem II, and genetics. I also scored in the 90 percentile for the Physics GRE. I however have a 3.0 GPA and so I am worried about where I can get into. Obviously my grades are not good enough to get into graduate school and I'm sure I'm not the only one at my level doing research. I however know that they look at other criteria. I seem to do better in more difficult classes and I understand everything in my classes so I am hoping that my grades will improve. So given all of that I want to know what sort of schools I could probably get into. I am hoping to get into schools such as Berkeley or the nanoscale program in Albany, but I know that the average GPA getting in is probably like 3.8. Am I screwed? Thank you for reading this and I'll be looking forward to your response.