I figured this would be a good place to get some opinions on this:
When it comes to graduate school applications (for physics, of course), can having an excess of undergrad credits be seen as a bad thing? What about spending more than four years in college?
This is my situation: I began as an engineering student, who then switched to physics, and then transferred to another university. Once there, I also decided to pick up a math major (specialization in scientific computation) and a biology minor.
The end result is that I will have spent five years in college with roughly 210 credits, which is way more than I need to graduate with two degrees (150). Perhaps I am being paranoid (I suspect I am), but does anyone know if graduate admissions decisions can be negatively influenced by this? I've heard all sorts of opinions, and just wanted to hear from the people in the board. Most of my credits should be relevant to what I hope to do in grad school (biophysics).
If this sounds like a stupid question, sorry!
I'm sure I'm not the first physics student to suffer from grad-school application paranoia and won't be the last.