I'm finishing up my first semester of college this month and looking ahead for long term planning and I'm in need of a little insight. This was my first semester and I took 6 classes (all entry level generals like basic Chemistry, Psychology, History, etc) and worked pretty hard to get A's in all classes. I know it's not much as the classes aren't exactly difficult but it still took a lot of time. I wanted to spend a lot of time preparing for my Mathematics class next semester (didn't get too far having my course load) which is a beginning class prior to Trigonometry. Has anyone been in this situation where your menial classes strip significant amounts of time from the classes that are actually important? I want to spend a great deal of time in prepping and self learning Mathematics however I still want to get A's in my classes because I want to increase my chances of getting into a good graduate school after undergrad. At what point would you tell yourself that a class is taking too much time away from the important ones and that a lower grade is okay? I want the best grades possible but not at the cost of not understanding critical information. Thanks for any help.