This quarter, I made a series of bad decisions on what classes to take. I'm a senior, and I have taken ~10 grad math and cs courses up until now, and have gotten around a 3.9 on average in them.
This quarter, I severely underestimated how long recruiting for jobs was going to take. I signed up for what I felt was like a reasonable course load, given my past experiences, and this was a very bad choice. I had around 30 interviews this quarter, and preparation for them, as well as simply attending them, meant that I could not actually go to class. This, coupled with the fact that the classes are pretty difficult, meant that I am going to end up with very, very, subpar grades, and I will take them as pass/fail credits.
I want to get a masters in CS most likely, and the classes I am taking pass/fail are Measure Theory, and Advanced Statistics(both grad classes). How bad will this look on my transcript?
I have a 3.8 GPA right now, and I am very upset that my bad choices at the beginning of the quarter could have long-reaching ramifications for my grad school apps. I will most likely take a gap year to work, and maybe do research, but how bad is my situation currently?
To be more specific, how will this affect grad school admissions? Is there a way to alleviate this and make my application more competitive for future applications? I plan on taking easier classes, in CS, and focus on research, and trying to have something published by the end of the year.