I’ve been reading some of the topics in this sub-forum and I can see that my case is definitely one of the hard ones, requiring a lot of hard work to compensate for my lack of practical knowledge on the subject. Before I explain my situation I’d like to have anyone who is reading this know that I do am not lacking in the area of motivation, or ability to work hard and succeed in so-called impossible situations. That’ll do for an introduction!
I am a Computer Animation graduate. How in the hell did I transition from entertainment to science? It’s a long story that starts in high school, but I won’t go deep into it unless someone is somehow interested enough to ask (though I doubt it). Here’s what you need to know:
- I am 21 years old.
- I graduated with a Bachelors degree in 2 years through an accelerated program and lack of social life.
- I will work as hard as I can to make this possible, but that doesn’t mean I want to take the long and hard path. Time and efficiency are precious.
- I am lacking financially.
- My Computer Animation GPA was 2.72, which is not high, but... wrong major + i've changed.
If I could, I would try to start from 0 again, seeing that there are a lot of things I should already know before pursuing another degree in a completely different field, but I cant. My father will not pay for my education unless I am moving forward and not back, so if I want to study physics, I can either pay for an undergraduate degree myself (which I cant), or make the jump for a graduate degree.
How would you suggest I get started, and prepare to apply for a masters degree in “X” university with a deadline of about 1 year?