Hi guys, I've done a lot of searching through the forums but I can't seem to come up with an exact match for the scenario I'm going through. I came into college with approximately 36 hours of credit, and have been taking on average 15 hour course loads per semester. I am currently on my second semester of Junior year, and I'm technically a senior with 106 hours to my name. This is also the semester that I am preparing for the MCAT, and my predicament is this: I'm taking 12 hours (2 hours of shadowing credit, biochem 2, 1 lecture series and 2 epidemiologic related sciences). I'm finding biochem 2 to be a tremendous waste of energy and time, and my university offers 3 penalty free drops throughout your college career. I was contemplating dropping biochem and taking it next year because I don't have enough courses for a full load my senior year, and I would benefit a lot by having the free time to study for my MCAT coming up in may. My GPA right now is a 4.0, with a science GPA of 4.0. I have good, solid ECs. I'm worried that dropping biochem 2 will put me down to 9 hours, and that med schools will look at it like I'm unable to handle the course load. I could truck through biochem II, as I'm currently borderline A/B, but I will spend approx 120 hours alone on biochem and I might make a B in that course which will knock my GPA down. I definitely feel that dropping biochem would let me just focus on MCATs, and I think that it would be a lot more beneficial than a 3 hour course. Sorry if this is just restating the question of many others, but I'm really hoping for some advice!