How common is it to do bad in your first semester physics?

bjc219
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How common is it to do bad in your first semester physics?

Postby bjc219 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:32 am

I took Calculus-based physics a year ago, and to date, it's the only class I've made a B in. I guess that'd make my GPA a 3.9-something-or-other. My professor said the same thing happened to him...he made a C his first semester taking physics. I was just wondering if that happens to any other people, and how it would affect my grad school application in the future?

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Re: How common is it to do bad in your first semester physics?

Postby axiomofchoice » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:39 am

I doubt anyone will care about your freshmen physics grade if you end up doing really well in upper level physics classes. I would not sweat on the B; plus 3.9 GPA is nothing to sneer at.

For the record I did not have problem with freshmen physics... 'cause I AP'ed out of it 8)

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Re: How common is it to do bad in your first semester physics?

Postby bjc219 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:55 am

axiomofchoice wrote:I doubt anyone will care about your freshmen physics grade if you end up doing really well in upper level physics classes. I would not sweat on the B; plus 3.9 GPA is nothing to sneer at.

For the record I did not have problem with freshmen physics... 'cause I AP'ed out of it 8)


Haha, cool guy. I guess, though, MIT wouldn't take a lowly 3.9 student like me :P

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Re: How common is it to do bad in your first semester physics?

Postby grae313 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:01 am

Nobody, not even MIT (or this forum for that matter), gives a flying f*ck about how you did in freshman physics. Next thread.




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