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:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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!

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# How are my chances for graduate school in math?

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