Is it really that bad to withdraw from a class? I am taking 18 credits and I am taking the following classes: Computer Based Experimentation Classical Mechanics Multivariable Calculus Linear Algebra Computing for math & science Students in Transition Seminar I'm going to drop 1 class, computer based experimentation which will drop me down to 14 credits. I have previously talked to a professor about getting a research assistant position for the fall/spring semester and he had agreed, but I think I will decline that as well. I can't focus. I don't know what is going on with me the past week -- no focus (literally almost no focus), no motivation. I can't handle 18 credits if my brain isn't wired to pay attention to class or to sit down for homework -- and I will not settle for anything less than As in all of my classes (I'm sort of a perfectionist I suppose and I obsess about it). I'm not sure what it is, I have ADD but I usually managed to stay focused by some techniques (because I am very passionate). I feel stressed, and very discouraged -- like I said its very hard to focus lately. I'm not sure what is going on, maybe I'm burnt out, maybe my ADD is catching up with me because I don't have that burning passion inside of me at this present moment (which is what keeps me focused). I think I'll go get medicated for ADD (something I always resisted). But I don't think I'm going to take that research position -- I am not feeling good about myself right now. I know I have a lot of potential but I'm not able to reach it at this moment. I've worked as much as 70 hours the first week (completely voluntarily and with a burning desire) with complete passion, then my stupid brain shut off randomly. I can't function with those periods of high passion followed by a period of low motivation/focus (something perpetuated by ADD). This is stupid, I'm quite resentful.