Good day everyone.
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.
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
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.