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Chances of getting into an astronomy graduate program?
hello! I'm a second-year university student and I was wondering about my chances of getting into grad school. My advisors have told me its too early to be worrying about it, but I feel like my performance might have already hurt my chances and now would be the best time to remedy them. I'm majoring in Geology with a minor in Astronomy and Physics, and I also have undergraduate research experience in planetary science and volcanology. I'm the president of the Geology club but I feel like none of this is going to counteract my grades. I have a 3.47 GPA. My transcript for the past four semesters has been at 18 credits per semester, all A's and one C. But the C's are in very important classes like Calculus II & III and calc-based Physics II. I feel like no matter how well I do in my major-related coursework, these grades are going to bar me from being accepted. Math has always been a weak subject for me, but I genuinely love science, researching the universe is what I want to spend my life doing. It just takes me longer than usual to understand mathematical concepts. Should I retake the classes? Do you guys have any other recommendations for extracurriculars that I could do to show my passion for science? Sorry for so many questions, I'm a first-gen student, I don't really know how to navigate these waters5 replies
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