Hey All, Sorry in advance for the long post. I would welcome some suggestions/advice on eventually being accepted into a PharmD program. Here's the background: Attended PSU from 1993-1995. I was immature to say the least and my social priorities were my main concern. My GPA upon leaving PSU was a 2.34 (business major, only had one science course, microbiology, which I received a B+). My last semester at PSU was a horrendous compilation of 3 D's and 2 F's. Transferred to a 4 year college near my hometown and graduated with a BS in Finance in 1998. Graduating GPA was 3.13. Not exactly stellar, but I was working a full time job to pay for college as my parents understandably were hesitant in paying for me to continue. I've worked the last 7 years with the same company managing retirement assets for healthcare employees. Spent alot of time with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and had the opportunity to leave my job to pursue a degree in a field which is both exciting and challenging. I've been completing my pharm pre-reqs at the school of my 1st degree. GPA starts fresh and transcripts will show my both my graduating GPA and post grad GPA. I've taken gen Chem and Gen Bio and am running a 4.0 with these. Still need to complete Org Chem, Physics, and was going to take 2 semesters of Anatomy as well. The questions I'm unsure about are: 1) Should I continue with my pre-reqs at this school and then apply to various Pharmacy schools? My post grad GPA will be stellar (and this will be all of the chem, bio, physics), but my overall cumulative (thanks to PSU) will only be around a 2.8. 2) Should I finish up my pre-reqs at PSU and also retake a semester of business classes in order to boost my GPA? This would boost my cumulative a little bit higher, but the remaining science courses which I plan to do well on will then be mixed in with my horrid PSU transcript. I'm prepared for having to achieve a 2nd bac degree in bio or chem before getting into Pharm school, if that's what it takes, but I'd love to try and gain acceptance after completing school pre-reqs. Other things to note: 1) I'm working on trying to gain employment as a pharm tech or aid, but it's been kind of humorous receiving some of the looks, etc when a 30 year old applies in local pharmacies, etc. If this doesn't pan out, I'll be looking to volunteer at pharmacies...I just hope they don't think I'm trying to steal drugs 2) I'm reviewing self study materials to try and pass the PTCE which may aid in getting pharmacy experience. Ideally, I'd like to pass the certification exam prior to applying to PharmD programs. 3) I'll be studying and hopefully will have a good PCAT score come exam time. Any thoughts or suggestions on what I should do regarding my cum GPA and where to finish my pre-reqs at? Anyone presonally know of similar cases where continued trends in academic improvement overshadows a low cum GPA? Constructive thoughts and feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!