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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi, I have one year of undergraduate classes left. I am trying to figure out how best to prepare for my applications to an AMO physics program (hopefully highly competitive).

My first question is: how much importance can one class have? Maybe I am stressing too much about trying to make myself a "perfect applicant."

My second question is meatier. I cannot decide between taking graduate level electrodynamics, graduate QFT (which I wanted to take the most, but might be the least applicable to my future), or undergraduate computational physics or statistical mechanics.

For a little background, I've completed a year long graduate quantum mechanics sequence as well as a lot of miscellaneous undergraduate courses. I have never taken a stat mech or comp phys course, and am wondering if that would knock me back a little in terms of preparedness (or apparent preparedness...).

I can provide any extra information and thank you in advance!

My first question is: how much importance can one class have? Maybe I am stressing too much about trying to make myself a "perfect applicant."

My second question is meatier. I cannot decide between taking graduate level electrodynamics, graduate QFT (which I wanted to take the most, but might be the least applicable to my future), or undergraduate computational physics or statistical mechanics.

For a little background, I've completed a year long graduate quantum mechanics sequence as well as a lot of miscellaneous undergraduate courses. I have never taken a stat mech or comp phys course, and am wondering if that would knock me back a little in terms of preparedness (or apparent preparedness...).

I can provide any extra information and thank you in advance!