I wish I could take easy courses, but thing is that my specialist program has a lot of really really hard prequisite courses and they essentially fill up my timetable. My highest marks are in electives, sadly. And in 4th year, if you take easy junior courses, it looks bad for grad/professional schools.
Dean's List is 3.50 at my school and that's not good enough for research, med, or some grad schools. I usually just put some major scholarships I got though, and that gives them an idea that I did well (sometime during my university career) haha without saying my GPA or Dean's List.