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graduate school? - September 15th 2011, 05:37 AM

Hello everyone!

I'm planning on applying for graduate school for chemistry. I'm wondering about your opinion of how strong of an applicant I would be.

I'm not going to list my grades (since I'm not done with school yet), but I'm working on my B.A.

I'm double-majoring in math and chemistry, and I'm also getting a minor in physics.

I wanted to be different, since most chemistry grad students only have a B.A. or B.S. in chemistry. I however, wanted a more COMPLETE understanding of chemistry, which includes a bit of advanced physics and quite a bit of advanced math as well. Even though it will take me 5 years to complete my degree, I'm hoping to be a strong applicant compared to other people just on my major areas of study alone.

other than that, I haven't taken the GRE yet (I'm only a junior).

Please let me know what you think of this compared to other applicants (only chemistry with likely less physics and math than I will have).
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Re: graduate school? - September 16th 2011, 05:37 PM

Now I am no chemist or math person. Furthest from it actually. ( I am actually struggling extremely so, with just pre algebra college class to get into regular math right now)

But if you have done so well thus far your A.A and you are doing your B.A now and your grades are well to great. I don't find you having many problems being a good applicant to go to graduate school for chemistry. Just keep up your grades and do whatever extra work you can.

Always remember to put your happiness first.
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Re: graduate school? - September 16th 2011, 06:36 PM

Currently going through the process of applying to Grad school, the best things you can do are things that set you apart. Don't get overly caught up in grades and test scores, they do matter, but they won't secure you a spot.

You've got a good foot in, but if you haven't yet, try to secure research experience and look into doing a honor's thesis if it's available for your program.
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