Physics GPA reporting--odd situation

coffee&physics
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Physics GPA reporting--odd situation

Postby coffee&physics » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:26 pm

Long story short, I took a graduate physics class that in no way was required for my major or elective requirements. I did quite poorly in it and as a result it dropped my physics GPA from 3.6 ish to around 3.1 and change. Is this something I can/should exclude when giving my subject GPA, or do I devote space to it in the extra comments section of the application? Thanks for your help.
-C&P

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Re: Physics GPA reporting--odd situation

Postby admissionprof » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:26 pm

coffee&physics wrote:Long story short, I took a graduate physics class that in no way was required for my major or elective requirements. I did quite poorly in it and as a result it dropped my physics GPA from 3.6 ish to around 3.1 and change. Is this something I can/should exclude when giving my subject GPA, or do I devote space to it in the extra comments section of the application? Thanks for your help.
-C&P


This doesn't make sense. Doesn't every school ask for transcripts? And the grade will be there anyway. If you're worried, put the words "undergraduate" after your subject GPA. And yes, you should mention it in the SOP or extra comments section.

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Re: Physics GPA reporting--odd situation

Postby InquilineKea » Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:34 pm

haha woah - I had the same situation too - only that I was batshit lucky that it was in Applied Math rather than Physics (and in my first two years).




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