I am applying to a funded PhD program at the University where I will be receiving my undergrad. I have a relationship with quite a few profs in the dept. in which I'll be working. I have been part of two major research studies as an undergrad. I'll be graduating with a 3.5, double B.S Kinesiology/Psychology.
My main concern is that I bit off more than I could chew in my last semester. I was supposed to graduate this semester and I mistakenly took 22 credit hours to finish my double major. I ended up with 6 As, 1 B and an F... Its my first F and its safe to say that Im gutted. The semester was absolutely brutal as theres only so much time in the day. I slept 4 hours a night during finals week. My chem 2 professor had a very demanding grading scheme and the combination of that and my work load created the environment for me to fail one class.
I just took the GRE, 2 days after my last final. I got a an unofficial 150Q and 159V. I know that I could do better with a little time to study. Im going to talk to the graduate school advisor on Wednesday and I have a meeting with the researcher who I would be working under as well. Ive known her for some time and have been working with one of her current PhD students all semester. But now Im going to have to tell her that I got an F. I will have replaced the grade with an A before I would start grad school but my application will go in with an F in my most recent semester (Total GPA of 3.4 for the semester).
Any advice/thoughts are welcome. Im worried now that I will not be able to get into grad school. In hindsight maybe I should not have taken 8 classes in one semester but man, if I had succeeded it would have been glorious...