Hi there, I'm doing a double honours degree in Pure Math and Astrophysics right now and I'm finding taking 5 courses a semester, normally 5 science or 4 science and 1 humanities, a ridiculously draining challenge. A typical semester next year would be like: -Honours Real Analysis (PMAT) -Quantum Mechanics I (PHYS) -The Interstellar Medium (ASPH) -Honours Abstract Algebra II (PMAT) -Epistemology (PHIL) So, I have no time to do any free reading on other stuff I would want to learn or prepare for summer research (one year I had to spend all of Christmas break reading a Calculus of Variations textbook because it was the only chance I had to prepare for summer research). So, if I was to extend my program by an extra year and take only 4 courses each semester for the rest of my degree would it look bad on my transcripts for Graduate School? I'm sure I would get a higher GPA taking 4 courses, and I think my quality of life would improve because I would have more time to pursue extracurricular studying and also spend more time with friends and family. tl;dr: If I only took 4 courses a semester and took an extra year to graduate with a double honours in astrophysics and pure math, would it look bad on a graduate school application to top graduate schools (like top 25 range) that I only took 4 courses each semester? Thanks.