huyichen wrote:So I just have a question about my grades for this semester (the first semester of my senior year), since I will be submitting my applications before my grades for this semester come out, will the grades for this semester matter that much for my application?
I think you take a big risk if you slack off this semester. Some applications are due after fall grades are released so I think it could be a red flag at those schools to not include them. For the schools with earlier deadlines, unless you are a very competitive applicant at a school, they are likely to be deliberating on you into February. Other applicants will be updating their folder with their excellent fall grades, and as admissionprof said, you may be explicitly asked for yours.
To reiterate the answer to your second question, you cannot lose your offer unless you like commit a felony or something, are discovered lying, or your gpa drops below 3.0.
Stay tough this semester, slack of like no one's business next semester.