I am writing for some honest advice. I hold a MS in Microbiology, but I have crappy scores, like this: These are combined mind you. April 99-21 and S, April 01-19 and R. My undergrad GPA is 3.3, and my graduate GPA is 3.4. I have done quite a bit of volunteering, and I have some reserach experience (mostly from summer programs). I guess I needed Kaplan, but my broke ass just could not afford it, and neither could my parents. So, I bought a giant tome by Flowers, and studied on my own both times. DUMB! I applied to DO schools for the first time, to all of them in fact. I honestly can appreciate the osteopathic approach to medicine, and felt I would be a good fit there. I only heard from three so far (mind you, my application was complete in August): OU-COM, PCOM, and UMDNJ-SOM. UMDNJ put me on hold (?), I interviewed at PCOM and got shot down the next day, and OU-COM said something to the effect of "You'll know soon". IT'S JANUARY. Excuse my capital letters. It's very frustrating. I had NO help from my undergrad institution, and my grad institution has no clue, and my advisor keeps telling me I should get a Ph.D. I would like to know if I should go through with Kaplan, and try one last time; or fight for a spot at the Holland Tunnel to sell roses. I am not asking for <img src="graemlins/pity.gif" border="0" alt="[Pity]" /> , but I do feel <img src="graemlins/pissy.gif" border="0" alt="[Pissy]" /> at myself and my situation. I would just like an understanding ear, perhaps from someone who earned their slot the hard way. Thank you for reading.