For personal reasons beyond my control I have not been able to do as much studying at home as I needed, and I totally burned out. I finished honors quantum I with an A and honors e&m I with a B+ last semester. But I had to drop the second quantum and second e&m very early in this semester (early enough that it doesn't show up on a transcript) because of total burnout. E&m I went up to chapter six of Griffiths and quantum I went up to angular momentum and harmonic oscillator. Quantum II picked up with perturbation theory and e&m II picked up at chapter seven of Griffiths. My advisor told me that dropping those classes wouldn't hurt my chances of grad school (they are not required for my degree in engineering physics) since "most" programs only offer one semester of quantum and e&m anyway. I've been doing some digging and had trouble finding hard info on this. My dream grad school is UT Austin, but I'm aware I may not get accepted (my GPA is 3.7ish, my physics GPA is higher). Did I ruin my chances of getting into grad school by not taking the second semesters of those courses? UT Austin's prereqs for their graduate quantum and e&m classes are "graduate standing." If not, did I ruin my chances of getting into a school like UT Austin?