Good day everyone.

Background:

I come from a school that is in the top ten list for Engineering Physics.

I have about a year and a half of undergraduate work left in my Engineering Physics degree with a minor in Applied and Computational Mathematics. My GPA is an atrocious 3.1. I had one semester where I was overloaded with Phys, Math, & Engineering courses, I got quite a bit of C's.

Problem:

1)I am very interested in studying Plasma Physics. However, most schools for this field look out of my league.

2)I did a semester abroad program and took some upper division courses[QM & Thermal Physics] in Physics. I don't know if this will be pleasing to the admissions board.

I do have some advantages that I hope can compensate for my low GPA.

1) By the time I graduate I will have had research in the following areas:

Bose Einstein Condensates & Solitons

Applications of Network Theory

Soliton Theory--In the math department

Wavelet Theory

2) I know I will be able to get extraordinarily strong letters of recommendation from two professors.

3) Youth Assistance: preparing high schoolers for college calculus.

4) I have taken an extra graduate math course in: Numerical PDEs

Assuming a decent score on the PGRE(800?), do I have a chance at a decent graduate school.

Bests to all.