I have just come to the realization that the level of my current university physics program is quite low. Though we use text books like Kleppner for Mechanics and Griffiths/Purcell for E&M, we are not instructed at all to solve the back problems, and instead concentrate on derivations since those are what always come in the exams. Also, all the courses offered are Introductory level courses - probably at the Resnick & Halliday level (like I said, even though we might use upper level texts, we do not attempt the problems and often leave out many portions). I know that this will be a major disadvantage while applying to grad school - both as an applicant and as a student. So I am currently teaching myself Classical Mechanics from Morin, and E&M from Griffiths (while solving as many questions as I can this time to ensure that that 'upper undergrad level' is maintained). My question is, will writing that I did these 2 courses (and more next year probably once I encounter them) on my own be of any significance on my Resume/application? I will continue to study them regardless because I want to improve as a student, but will grad schools be disappointed to see the lack of rigor in my physics course?