I'm a senior planning on going to graduate school for math. I'll take a year off and apply next year. I decided all of this kind of at the last minute, and as a result, my application is looking a little weak: Projected GPA: ~3.7 Projected Math GPA: ~3.62 (not including Calc 1,2,3 and Diff Eq) In order, my courses and grades are as follows: Core courses: Calc 1, 2, 3, Diff. Eq.: A Numbers & Polynomials (proofs): A Linear Algebra: A Abstract Algebra: C Advanced Calculus 1: C+ Advanced Calculus 2: B+ Electives Combinatorics 1: B+ Functions of a Complex Variable: B+ Geometry: A This Semester (projected grades) Topology 1: A Graduate Level Modern Analysis 1: A Graduate Level Algebra 1: B+ (A is possible) Final Semester (hopeful grades) Topology 2: A Graduate Level Modern Analysis 2: A Combinatorics 2: A I am working on an Honors Thesis with a professor. It is research-esque. I'm not counting on any publications, but I am counting on an excellent recommendation letter. I can get two more decent letters from other professors. Hopefully I can pull off two great GRE scores. Notable weaknesses: Low GPA. In Particular, the C and C+ in Algebra and Adv. Calc. (hence the two grad courses) No number theory (The course is very elementary. I know most of it. It's offered during Combinatorics, which is my primary interest) No extensive research experience. Too many B+'s, not enough A's. (I think so, at least.) I'm feeling overly pessimistic. I'm looking at schools in the Top 20-40, but don't expect to get into anything, and I probably will not go to grad school if the only schools that accept me are very low tier. What do you guys think my chances are looking like? Thanks!