SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Stats 26 yr old Female URM cGPA 2.97 sGPA 2.82 MCAT exact score unknown. Took it on March 24th. Was scoring between 40-43 on practice exams. Should know for sure in about a week. -Psych Major w/ Pre-Med Concentration ECs (these only include my current employment) -200 hrs volunteering at a women's health clinic (non-clinical) -100 hrs volunteering at a rape crisis center -1yr as a 2nd grade tutor for a nonprofit for at risk DC youth -Work fulltime as a nanny -Also tutor chemistry and APA style writing. -Will start a clinical internship at the women's health clinic in May (4-5 mo. 25-30/week) -Psych research starts in the fall. (I'm not sure if this will count as clinical exposure. I'll be working with Psychologists and Psychiatrists. My main responsibilities would be conducting intake screenings for the participants.) My poor grades were due to a combination of family circumstances and my own now resolved health issues. I was out of school for almost 4 yrs. There's a steep upward trend in my gpa. I've had an average of a 3.85 over the last three semesters. After my summer courses my gpa (assumming all A's) will be a cGPA 3.04 and sGPA 3.05 but those grades won't be available until July 30th which is pretty late. I graduate in May 2013 so I would rather apply this cycle to avoid the 1yr+ gap since without my financial aid my nannying isn't enough to live on, especially with having to pay back my student loans. However, assuming all A's, when I graduate my gpa should be about 3.23 cGPA and 3.33 sGPA, which although still low is not as low as the 2.97 I have now. Also I'm unsure as to whether I'd be able to get a committee letter from my school because of my low GPA. Assuming I score at least within a 5 pt range of my practice scores, that would give me about a 35-38 MCAT at the lowest. Is it worth it to apply this year and try to see if I get in anywhere? BTW I have FAP which will help defray some of the application expenses. I know this is a long post but I wanted to be as thorough as possible.