Let me preface this with an apology for ranting and whining. I attended a reputable junior college in the area. I made all "A"s in Cal I-III and Linear Algebra. I transferred to university this past spring. I'm currently in Differential Equations. My first exam I got a 72/90 (8 problems). Of the 18, 12 of these points came from one problem that I did not get to. I ran out of time. Half the class was still around when time was up. The second exam I got a 61/80 (7 problems). The professor said the grades were lower. The highest grade was a 69/80. It's not like I don't know what the hell is going on. I certainly do. I made a stupid and certainly evitable error in several problems and the points added up. The professor does not curve. Obviously, those are utterly pitiful ratios and I am disgusted with myself. I don't see how my exam dropped 15-20 points from junior college to university. I'm also working 20 hours a week now. I basically didn't "work" while at junior college. Now, I have 25 hours worth work each week including driving and lunch. I'm taking 3 classes right now, or 9 hours. I wonder if work has had any detrimental effects on my academic performance. Also, my classes are only going to get harder. If I cannot even do well in DE then how the hell am I going to do in the rest of my upper-level physics program?