Hi, I am a rising senior at a good large undergrad school planning to apply for grad schools this fall.
I had a small family issue during the last semester especially in midterm season, and I ended up getting two A- in required physics courses and one B+ in a math course(linear algebra).
I understand it is not so bad grades in general, but with the hope to get into top Ph.D. physics program, it's really freaking me out right now.
One reason it concerns me a lot is because I transferred from community college to my current university last year, so my university GPA went down so much because of last semester. (having 3.7ish right now.)
Anyway my main questions are
1. How much does B+ in math looks to admission of theoretical physics program? And how about A-s in upper division physics?(one of the class is related to my interest field indeed.)
2. Do grad school look at Senior year fall semester grade? I've heard it depends on school, but what about top schools for example? I really hope so in order to boost up my university GPA...
I understand asking this doesn't really change any thing, and I know GPA is not only the part of getting in grad school. But this is really making me feel sick, so I'll appreciate any answers and/or advice/suggestion for my question.