Hi all I have some questions, and I know I am probably repeating previous questions asked in this forum. I am taking a rigorous applied physics degree (engineering certified with all of the loverly physics major courses) and I am coming towards the middle of my third year. I have a true passion for my field; it keeps me up at night thinking, on walks, during my "relaxing time", etc. BUT, I have a very strong dislike in how we are all graded at university (undergraduate, that is). I'm not saying I do very poorly (GPA~3.2), but I know it definately does not represent my knowledge and love for what I study. I always seem to make the most ridiculous mistakes (little tiny tiny little ones e.g. v=a/b, I see, a=v/b). True my answers are incorrect, and I understand precision is an extreme importance in these field...but is it for a 50min midterm>? Basically I am asking for advice, I am at my tipping point. I know I would like to undertake further study (which area exactly, I'm not sure), but I am not sure I could pull off the GPA mark. Is your GPA THAT important for grad school, or are your ideas? I am little luckier (ironically) for although I am taking a heavy course load, I do have the ability to work as a fully paid engineer on finishing my degree. Should I wait it out and pay off my debts, or use a good hunk of energy to find a grad school with something I like? I understand this is strange question to ask complete strangers, but I am hoping to appeal to those who have been in a similar situation and they are able to over advice. Thanks!! Back into to nothing.