Physics GPA vs. Overall GPA

pkirby2
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Physics GPA vs. Overall GPA

Postby pkirby2 » Sun May 17, 2009 1:26 pm

Hi, first time poster. I am a physics major, math minor about to enter my junior year in the fall and I was curious, do graduate schools generally put more emphasis on your physics grades or your overall GPA? As it stands now, there is a discrepancy between the two for myself. I have a 4.0 Physics and Math GPA and a 3.5 overall. When you fill out applications, do they ask specifically for your physics performance, overall, or both?

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Re: Physics GPA vs. Overall GPA

Postby admissionprof » Sun May 17, 2009 4:52 pm

Most applications ask for both, but most don't pay any attention to overall GPA. I wouldn't care if a student got a D in human sexuality lab, or a C in Roman Mythology. Math and Physics courses are much more important.

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Re: Physics GPA vs. Overall GPA

Postby quizivex » Sun May 17, 2009 7:29 pm

admissionprof wrote:I wouldn't care if a student got a D in human sexuality lab
D's are great to have in a sexuality lab, even better than C's, B's and A cups. :wink: :lol: :wink: :lol:

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Re: Physics GPA vs. Overall GPA

Postby astrofan » Sun May 17, 2009 7:56 pm

quizivex wrote:
admissionprof wrote:I wouldn't care if a student got a D in human sexuality lab
D's are great to have in a sexuality lab, even better than C's, B's and A cups. :wink: :lol: :wink: :lol:


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