everyone's opinion?

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everyone's opinion?

Post by westymnm » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:29 pm


I'm currently a sophomore undergraduate physics and mathematics double major, and recently i've been told i should be worrying about graduate schools. I am extremely interested in going to graduate school in mathematical physics, however i feel I have a huge problem. Currently my cumulative GPA is a mere 3.191. However, my GPA in physics is 3.6 and in math is a 3.25.

Do you think a cumulative GPA of 3.191 (or something around that range assuming my usual bad test-taking skills persist) would destroy my chances completely, or do you think they weight the more relevant grades accordingly?

Thank you so much,


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Post by 03D3bb » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:44 pm

It's your physics and math gpa that matters, they could really care less about your cum (make sure it's at least a 3.0 since that's the minimum requirement for the graduate school and not the program). I have pretty much the same cum gpa as you and my chances weren't completely obliterated :D .

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