Hello everyone, New to the forums here. I am an undergraduate 3rd year student, with a few questions. I spoke with my counselor about my academic transcript recently, which brings up a few questions. =) 1. Anyone here attended a University with a quarter system want to answer this one? My question here is how many units on average per quarter did you take? My counselor looked at my transcript and she said that my coursework was generally too light for professional school. Been here at UC Davis 2 years now, four of my quarters I took 2 science classes and 1 non-science, which is three classes, generally around 12-14 units. Only the other two quarters I took 4 classes 2 science 2 non-science, 15-16 units. 2. My counselor tells me that I should boost up my workload. She looked at my transcript, and saw that I have been getting As and A-s in science subjects such as genetic analysis, o-chem, bio,etc. She tells me that I am bright, and that I should be taking more units because the workload fits my abilities. I, however, don't feel that way. I feel overwhelmed, i.e. burned out with just 3 classes 12-14 units. I feel that I need a lot of study time to get good results in my classes. Yeah, Im a bit incompetent, oh well. What am I supposed to do? Put in more classes so that I will get less study time? There are times that studying for just 2 more minutes saves me 20 points on a 100 point exam! I don't know if I should trust her on this...., but i have noticed that other bio sci students have been taking three classes, and i had a lot of looks at their schedules, over the years... 3. I have done no internships, community service, no letters of recommendation whatsoever for my first two years. If I want to be admitted to professional school this would hurt me real bad right? If the admission board looks at my transcript will they question why I have not done anything the first two years? 4. For your last two years in college did your performance in academics improve? I'm just wondering, and I know its going to be different for every person because everyone goes to different schools with different professors, different classes, etc. My GPA has been sitting in the 3.6 range for some time now. *sigh* No flames plz.