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I am a physics junior taking graduate classes. This past semester was really heavy on me, and I ended up getting a B+ in graduate quantum mechanics. My other grades are quite good - does this hurt my chances at getting into top-tier schools, particularly in condensed matter experiment or applied physics?
No. The fact that you have the initiative to take graduate-level courses (as a Junior) suggests that you have the ability and determination to succeed in graduate school. Besides, a B+ is not bad at all given the circumstances -- not to mention the fact that many graduate students probably got lower grades. Kudos to you and stop worrying about this because it only helps.