So basically I'm from McMaster University in Canada but am a US resident (live in California). I have 2 years left and about a 3.0 GPA (my science GPA is a little higher). If i apply to universities in California would I count as an out of state student or not? I have yet to write my MCAT and I do have quite a bit of ECs. Also I was offerred an acceptance into a very exclusive program at my school - Honours Biology and Pharmacology Co-op. Currently I am in general science and the courses would be a lot easier than this Co-op program. Do you recommend entering the Co-op program despite having more difficult courses? - Also co-op requires me to do a thesis which I'm worried about.