So this semester is starting to close up. Next semester I am all set up to take my last 3 geo classes that are needed for the major. It's going to be Sedimentology/stratigraphy, Internal processes, and field geology. I'm glad that I am going to be able to have these all done by the time that I am applying since I know that some of the schools that I am applying to will be looking at these. Unfortunately the schedule doesn't let me finish up my physics until next fall when I start applying to schools. I was really hoping to get that done as well in the spring. Yes, I know, what am I thinking taking all of these sciences together for? Really it is just to get most of the requirements for getting into grad school out of the way as possible. I really just want most of my remaining classes to be general education classes so that I can stress less for the application season.
As a side note, does anyone know the process of how schools look at those last two semesters while you are applying? I mean, here you are applying during the fall so when you send out your transcript, it doesn't have either your fall or spring grades. How many people actually have their fall and even more, their spring grades looked at since most acceptances are made by then?
This is also going to make the fall semester when I am applying that much more interesting. I am also scheduled at this point to take at least one grad geo class, because my adviser thinks that I am capable, and that it will be good for me. (I am so going to be getting a LoR from him, he's been my prof for two of my classes already, is the one teaching field, and been doing well, and everyone thinks that his are some of the hardest classes) Now I am actually looking forward to this class, but I am not kidding myself. It is an all grad class, and I will be expected to keep up. But it means that I will be doing all the work for this class, physics, the research that I plan to continue and the general education requirements that I still have to finish off, while applying to grad school. I wonder how all of this is going to turn out.