Here's my story, take it or leave it. I apologize if threads like this have been made a million times. I'm a 3rd year at a large public school majoring in Neuroscience. I came in to college with a lot of credits of A's at community colleges and also got A's when I was at a smaller branch of the public school I am at currently (with A's in generals like Biology and Gen Chem 1 and 2). But ever since the switch to a larger public school, I have sustained a B/B+ average. This past semester I took Neuro 1, Biochemistry, Physiology, and Directed Research with a B+ average total. Last year, I took Organic and Physics at the same time and wound up with a B average in both of those. My total GPA right now is 3.55 with all credits including community college, and 3.40 at my University. I have strong volunteering positions, have over 1200 hours as a Nursing Assistant, and have held two research positions, both of which the professors are willing to write me LORs. My point is this: I'm not fretting over one grade or another, but the constant B+ is getting me down. I apologize if this sounds whiny. Next semester I plan on taking only two science classes (the first time in two years): Neuro 2 and Cell Bio, and use the rest of the credits for liberal eds I still need to fulfill. A good portion of my time will be used to study for the MCAT in May. Also, while I typically use my time wisely, I am not that competitive of an individual, and I may seek out some help on assertiveness skills. I'm going into medicine because it joins my love for science with my ability to take care of patients that I have learned as a Nursing Aide. I don't care about going to the top med school, and don't mind if I went to DO or MD (I hope to get into the MD program instate where I am now, but it is more competitive, etc.). Are there any useful points you may have for me to boost those grades these last three semesters of Undergrad? Are there any of you that go to a large school that sometimes feel overwhelmed? Thanks.