Hi, all. I'm new to this forum. I am currently a junior at a somewhat well-known, rigorous public university, majoring in Linguistics, with minors in Biology and Psychology. I hope to begin the application process to OT schools next year, but I am extremely nervous. You see, the summer before my freshman year, I registered for 3 online summer courses at a local community college (Fine Arts, Intro to Psychology, and Elementary Statistics). It was an extremely hectic summer, and I was very ignorant and underestimated the rigor and fast pace of online summer courses. Thus, I ended up withdrawing from the psychology and fine arts course, not knowing that graduate schools do indeed look at withdrawn courses. I also wanted to withdraw from the statistics course, but said course started earlier than the others, and so it was too late and I ended up failing the class. I was appalled at myself ( I had never gotten anything lower than a B+ in high school, save for in AP Chemistry (B-) and AP Physics (C+), which were both weighted), but I did not panic too much because at my university, transient credit does not factor into one's university GPA (plus, I did not know I even wanted to go to grad school then). Once in college, I took psychology and retook statistics and got As in both. Towards the end of my freshman year, I decided that I wanted to become an occupational therapist, and started taking prereqs for various schools, volunteering, etc. I have attempted to atone for my past mistakes by getting all As in the prereqs I have taken thus far (stats, psych, abnormal psych, medical terminology, and a sociology course), and hope to continue this streak (I am taking A&P I this semester, as well as developmental psych and a kinesiology course). I am also currently assisting in a research project, am bilingual (English and Spanish), have over 60 OT shadowing hours so far (I hope to achieve more hours by next summer), have a 3.9 overall GPA, and have several extracurriculars. As OTCAS calculates duplicate courses by averaging them, I will get a C for Elementary Statistics. Thus, even if I get As in all my other prereqs, the best pre-req GPA I can get is 3.78. Because of this, I'm terrified that I've ruined my chances, as my top three dream schools use OTCAS. Would one C among a bunch of As be all that terrible? Holistically, do OT schools tend to look more favorably on prereqs taken at a 4 year college rather than a CC? I am becoming so neurotic over all of this, and would greatly appreciate any input/suggestions.