High GRE, low GPA. Where should I apply?

fritzlofaustralia
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High GRE, low GPA. Where should I apply?

Postby fritzlofaustralia » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:01 pm

Overall GPA - 3.05
Physics GPA - 3.25
Physics GRE - 910

My grades have a slight upward trend and I received an anomalous 3.9 avg my last semester. I also have some research experience (over a spring semester and over the summer). I'm not sure what schools I should apply to, my low GPA makes me think I might not get in anywhere.

Two questions:
What specific schools should I look at?
Is my GPA so low that I should only apply for MS programs instead of PhD?

Thanks in advance.

kangaroo
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Re: High GRE, low GPA. Where should I apply?

Postby kangaroo » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:24 pm

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4714

You are a L0. PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

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Re: High GRE, low GPA. Where should I apply?

Postby blighter » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:13 am

kangaroo wrote:http://www.physicsgre.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4714

You are a L0. PLEASE TRY AGAIN.



I hardly think so. Most profiles on this forum are highly biased towards the higher GPA side. So, with a low GPA you never know where you get in.

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Re: High GRE, low GPA. Where should I apply?

Postby HappyQuark » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:23 am

blighter wrote:
kangaroo wrote:http://www.physicsgre.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4714

You are a L0. PLEASE TRY AGAIN.



I hardly think so. Most profiles on this forum are highly biased towards the higher GPA side. So, with a low GPA you never know where you get in.


I believe kangaroo meant the person was a L0 in the sense that the OP didn't do any basic research.




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