Hey all. I have a bit of a dilemma. Over the past year at university, I've been feeling more and more unhappy (for lack of a better term here). I've been taking 20 credit hour semesters (which is overload -- limit is 18 per semester) and I feel burned out. I'm in my junior year for my plan of acquiring a physics and mathematics double major. I take high level math and physics courses. Additionally, I work on research relating to astrophysics. Essentially, I'm not retaining the information, I'm not learning properly anymore, and every day is a fight to get to the next day. Here are my three routes: Route 1: Continue Onwards. If I choose this route, I would try to accomplish what I came to university for... a physics degree (as well as get my math degree). The problem here, is that this would be a 2 year plan (graduating Spring 2018) which features an intense workload. Taking Quantum Mechanics + Electromagnetism together for a year as a senior amongst other courses. As it stands, I am starting to see my grades slip. I got a C (first C at university) in Physics IV (wave, fluids, introduction course), and having extreme trouble this semester (had to withdraw from Electromagnetism I as I just was doing too much, also having serious issues learning Physics Thermodynamics and probability, but I'll probably pass it with a C, B, or even an A if lucky). I'd love to go this route as if everything worked out, I'd be heading to graduate school to study astrophysics, which would be pretty awesome. Route 2: Just get the math degree and graduate early. If I choose this route, which is sounding more appealing every day, I would be able to graduate an entire year earlier. Additionally, my math grades are phenomenal (only one course without an A). The issue here is that I'd be letting go of my physics dream for at least a while (I could always come back, but being realistic.... $$$$ ). I also am unsure of what I would do after getting the degree. I am very interested in grad school, but at this time, if I were to graduate next semester, do I even have time to prep and apply? I'd have to take a GRE I assume. Or, do I just enter the industry, and if so, what are my options for $$$? I am around $40,000+ in debt, so I'd have to focus on repaying that, which is not the biggest issue as long as I can get an OK job. I would be okay taking some time away, working away some debt. I would be happy to go to graduate school for mathematics. Route 3: Take an extra year This is the least likely of scenarios, but in this scenario I would add an extra year of college to 'make it easier' for me to take in all the information. In this scenario, the goal would be in depth learning of the material since I would not need to take 16-18-20+ credit hour semesters of high level math and physics. In a perfect world, this is the ideal scenario, however, this is also time and money. Doesn't seem to make much sense to through another $10,000+ into the pot and another year of my life (I'm already 27) towards this. Essentially, I'm leaning towards the second route, as I think it is where I am the most successful. However, I know, deep down, that I'd be letting myself down a bit if I choose that route over route 1. I'd appreciate any guidance to sway me one of the ways.