Chances for admission despite horrible first semester

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Ak4860
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Chances for admission despite horrible first semester

Postby Ak4860 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:55 am

I did poorly my first semester ( I had an overall gpa of 1.8 and I withdrew from a course so I have a 'w') because my parents forced me into biology pre med and I gave up. I switched to physics and my last three semesters have been great. All A's and I'm involved in research. Will I be able to overcome that terrible first semester and be considered at top physics graduate programs if I continue doing well? By top I mean top 20, whatever that means to you. Thanks in advance for the advice I receive.

bfollinprm
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Re: Chances for admission despite horrible first semester

Postby bfollinprm » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:28 am

yes.

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Tom Joad
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Re: Chances for admission despite horrible first semester

Postby Tom Joad » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:14 am

See this post by Grae313:

http://www.physicsgre.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1093&p=9294&#p9294

Long story short, I dropped out of a shitty state school my second semester with a 1.4 GPA, came back two years later and got into Stanford, Berkeley, and Cornell.




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