Hello wise physicists, I didn't know who else to ask this question to - so I am posing it to other physics students and people who have been through the program, maybe even with a dilemma similar to mine. I'm new here to the forums. Currently a 4th year Physics major at a top 10 undergrad program with a great GPA (>3.5) and great research experience and great extracurricular activities. Was getting a disciplinary sanction freshmen year for returning to the dorms intoxicated the kiss of death for my grad school applications? I'm thinking I should give up all hope of getting into a top 10 graduate program if the disciplinary sanction question is asked (It is not asked specifically on them all, some only ask about academic dishonesty and crimes. The only thing that ever happened to me is this stupid night that resulted in the alcohol sanction). If it is the kiss of death, please just tell me now so I can accept the fact that my dream is crushed and stop being so emotionally troubled over this so I can focus on other programs. Thanks everyone, Student that doesn't know what to do.