I recently finished my Bachelor's in Physics, graduating this past May. I have always had grad school as a goal. Currently, I am looking to do a Master's program and then hopefully move on to a PhD program. Considering my GPA, test scores (GRE / PGRE), and research experience are not exactly competitive, I would not likely be able to start immediately in a PhD program.
As I mentioned, I am not currently enrolled in a graduate program. I am looking to work some to help pay for school. But I was wondering if it would be at all possible to participate in some Physics research at a local university. I am absolutely willing to do unpaid work if necessary. Is it possible for someone who is not currently enrolled in a university to do this?