Freshman year I took 34 units (2 semesters of 17) My academic advisor recommended no more than 15, but i believe i handled 17 (Biology I, Gen. Chem. I, Psych, Pre-Calculus, etc.) units well and decided to go for another 17. Last semester, which was the fall semester of my soph. year, i signed up for 18 units, was screwed over and ended up taking 15. Those units consisted of physics, o. chem, sociology/stats, etc. and got a 3.9 gpa. This semester i decided to take 20 to challenge myself, but after realizing that i was practically confining myself to the $600 worth of book i'd have to buy, i dropped a class and am now taking 17units again. (comparative anatomy, physics, calculus, o. chem, etc.) I am getting my ass handed to me!! haha. but i'll be alright. 1 of my questions: is a 3.4 cumulative gpa "good" so far? I mean, to compete for a spot at a dental school is this not that bad thus far? I have not gone below a 3.0 at any semester report. 2: How many semester units do you all take? After this semester i will have 66 total units in my 2 years. Is this right on par? Any advice is appreciated!