I worked full-time (upto 47hrs/week) while completing my undergraduate degree in Physics (basically to support myself). On the negative side, I've had to forgo any research experience while focusing all my effort to keep up with my full course load. On the positive side, I have no student loans (tuition assistance from my company) and a strong work experience in the field of electrical engineering. I was curious as to how many students are/were in the same boat. What are your experiences in the PGRE/Admission application process? Are situations such as this considered in terms of 'not-so-stellar' grades?