Okay, so I have a few questions that I couldn't find searching the forums. 1. As a future undergraduate studying physics, how much time should I expect to spend doing reading, homework for each week?? (I'd guess 40-60 hours myself, but people who have actually done it probably have a better idea...) 2. How would a crappy Junior year affect chances for some sort of merit-based scholarship? By crappy I mean: I got 4.98 GPA freshman year, and a 5.0 GPA sophomore year, but during my Junior year I consistently got around a 4.7 GPA. I think I should explain the GPA, because as I understand it, most schools go by a 4.0 max GPA. My school goes by a weird 6.0 GPA scale. If you get a 100 in a regular class you get a 5.0, and if you get a 100 in a honors/AP class you get a 6.0. If you get a 90 you get a 4.0, or 5.0 if its a honors/AP class. 3. Also, how realistic is it to have a part-time job while majoring in physics? Will I have enough time left over, or will I be fully absorbed in homework, reading, etc?