when does too many credits hurt trying to boost your gpa?

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i'm taking 20 credits over the summer, 17 of which will go towards my bcpm (i'm only taking like... 1 legit, hard science sequence, so i think it'll be okay). thing is, by the end of the summer, i'll be a rising junior with 110 credits. will taking any other "easy" sciences even help after that point? i suppose it will continue to help my bcpm, but what about my overall gpa? should i keep trying to add in those "easy" sciences no matter what?
 

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Honestly, if your GPA is low enough to where you need to improve it, what makes you think you can handle 20 units over a summer term? That's equivalent to 30-40 units in a semester, which would be risky for even the smartest students out there.
 
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Honestly, if your GPA is low enough to where you need to improve it, what makes you think you can handle 20 units over a summer term? That's equivalent to 30-40 units in a semester, which would be risky for even the smartest students out there.
my school doesn't even allow students to take ver 12 credits in the summer lol.
 

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not making it up.. and only my science gpa is on the low end. my regular one isn't that bad. it was 2 bad grades that brought me down. at the school i'm going to for the summer, you can take up to 12 credits per session. i'm doing 2 sessions, 10 credits each. i did 9 both sessions last summer and did well (all As except one B), so i think i can handle it, though i do see the concern. maybe i'll drop one class each semester to focus after attending the first day or 2 to see if it seems like a lot.