I am final year Engg student. I am planning to shift to the field of physics. To gain more knowledge in physics I have enrolled in some online courses offered by EdX and Coursera ( The courses are offered by top universities like MIT ,Berkeley, Stanford etc.).I would like to know the credibility of these courses. They do offer a statement of accomplishment. But, is it really of any value? Do they improve my profile and how useful are they in the PGRE prep?
P.S. Kindly excuse if the post is repetitive!
As an admissions director, I would treat a "statement of accomplishment" as having virtually no value. It means nothing. These courses probably do help with the PGRE, but a good PRGE score is necessary for admission, but not sufficient (the PGRE does not cover upper level physics, for the most part). I would never accept a student without undergraduate credit for upper level mechanics, EM, QM, regardless of their GRE scores.