Hello, I am a hopeful candidate for next year's admissions. I feel like a I have a fairly ok resume, State school (top 30 for physics, 15 for CM) GPA:3.7 Physics GPA:3.85 (all A's in upper level physics courses) Materials Science GPA :3.9+ 2 summers research experience in a condensed matter lab, no publications but hopefully possible by the time I apply, we're making good progress currently. Then I take the general gre twice. V:155 both times AW:4 and haven't gotten my 2nd score yet, expecting a 4 again. Q158,159 (ugh). I planned on applying to Stony Brook CU Boulder Ohio State Penn State Northwestern Texas A&M Maryland UT Austin Rice Michigan for AMO/CM experiment But I'm not really looking to apply anywhere that I'd have less than say 30% chance of getting in. Is my Q score going to affect me terribly? I know I haven't taken the PGRE yet, I guess if I had an idea of what kind of PGRE score I'd need to override my low quant score that would be very helpful too. Any thoughts are appreciated.