Less than stellar performance is something of an understatement. For several years I really just floundered in school; I have really got my act together over the past 2 years and I will be graduating this December. My overall GPA is about 2.6. My major GPA is about 3.7.
I have taken the GRE and received 740 on the Verbal portion, and 800 on the Quantitative portion. I took the PGRE this April and received an 840.
I have no real research experience.
I am interested in experimental physics, particularly applied quantum mechanics, so I am look for opportunities to research nanoparticles or nanosystems, or condensed matter.
I am very concerned about my overall GPA, although, my recent performance is much, much better.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I know that I am not competitive for any top tier school, but can I still find a place? Preferably in school that aligns with my research interests?