Hye guys, I am a Lebanese student in Beirut .I made my premed in chemistry and earned it in 2004 at AUB (American University of Beirut) which is a very good university, actually the best in Lebanon and tops in Middle East. It is an accredited university as well, the main office being NY state university. Anyways, I did the MCAT(by then i hated both chem and medicine), and due to parents pressure (i know it is a ****ed up mistake) I entered med school .However my real love was physics....and I quit after 2 yrs at Med school. Now , I know this is weird however I want to cotinue eventually in theoretical physics BUT I have a BS in chemistry and I do not know how to get that. In my univ they do not give you a secondBS degree, they just put you as a"prospective grad student" until you finish your MS degree in Physics since there is no PhD.This can take up to 4 years.Now I do not know the GPA(78%) but since our grades are usually lower than given in US universities , they are sent with a secret conversion table so they are significantly higher I think in GPA terms. Now what i am short of are some junior and all senior courses in Physics and I am sure (humbly enouph) that if I take them i will get an excellent grade on my General and subject GREs. I want to pass directly to a Phd degree , and not looses time with a MS. I have for that two options either I study these courses on my own and do the GRE (academically I can do that), I want to know if any boydy heard about this ? I mean is it feasible? of course, i am assuming outstanding GREs.Do I have a decent chance with a PhD? Or do you think I have to go to a university (besides AUB) and do a BS in physics (count the courses of chem ...) then GRE and PhD? In the last case i have the choice of going to Euro univ , canadian univ or American univ continue the BS there , THEN make my GRE. PS: budget is no more than 15000$ ?year and I am an international student.