Programs still accepting applications?

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physicscoder
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Programs still accepting applications?

Postby physicscoder » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:02 am

I'm graduating in May with a Physics major with Math and Astrophysics minors from a top 100 school. I have a strong programming background(C++,SQL,PERL,PHP,etc..) because I've worked as a physics programmer for the past 3 years for a defense contracting company while also going to school. My GPA is less then optimal (3.3) and my GRES are Q:700 V:500 P:600. So far I've been rejected by 2 of the 6 schools I applied to (no acceptances yet :shock: ). I'm worried that I will only get accepted into the school where I did my undergrad at.

My question to you guys is: are there physics programs still accepting applications? I'm interested in computational, astro, particle, and nuclear programs. Let me know!

mobytish
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Re: Programs still accepting applications?

Postby mobytish » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:43 am

A lot of schools claim that they will continuing accepting applications until all spots are filled. Unless it's a top or semi-top school, you may still have a chance. However, I'd recommend contacting the schools yourself. I'm not sure any of us would really know.

I'd also consider starting to search for year-long internships or temporary jobs. I saw a few earlier this year when I was looking, though they weren't in my field of interest. I think AIP may have a list of places that hire Bachelors of Physics; I'd recommend starting there. A lot of these positions may have an application deadline and it's better to apply early and get into grad school anyway than wait to apply and lose your chance.

physicscoder
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Re: Programs still accepting applications?

Postby physicscoder » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:11 pm

I just got accepted into Colorado State University today, so I guess I don't have to worry anymore!

meggo
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Re: Programs still accepting applications?

Postby meggo » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:58 pm

physicscoder wrote:I just got accepted into Colorado State University today, so I guess I don't have to worry anymore!


Congratulations! :)




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