Due to some personal issues, I'm barely passing 2 of my classes. There are still 2 exams and finals so there's plenty of opportunities to bring my grade up or down. However, I'm scheduled to take Step 1 this summer. My original plan was to start preparing for Step 1 pretty soon by going over First Aid, reading some review books (BRS, etc), and doing qbanks (100 ?s a week). I'm not sure if I'm going to have time for all this because I need to haul a** for those 2 classes. My school administers these mandatory "check point" practice Step 1 exams where we have to take practice exams monthly and if we do bad, we're called to an adviser and it becomes an ordeal. That's one reason why I wanted to start studying for Step 1 early. I also wanted to because I'm a mediocre student so I thought I would need the extra time to go over material. I'll be ecstatic with a 220. But, I guess there's no point in studying for Step 1 if I can't even pass my classes. My school only gives us a few weeks to study for Step 1 when school finishes so I can't wait for all of my classes to end to start studying. Thanks in advance for any advice!