Hello, I am not sure if anyone will be able to answer this question or not, but here goes. I am a pre-med student, and have taken all the required science classes in which I have a 4.0 GPA and an overall GPA of 3.94. The MCAT is of no concern to me at this point. I have one bad mark that could completely ruin my chances of ever getting into med school. When I was 17 years old I was with the wrong group of friends and was convicted of a crime in which I had nothing to do with. The court realized this, yet I still have a criminal record. Will this any way effect my application ? I do not wish to mention this to my advisor at school, because of the embarassment. I have the option of attempting to get a "forgiveness" from the state, which would clear my record, but would cost me greatly in attorney fees. I am a double Biochem and Psych major and have dreamed of becoming a doctor. As I metioned previously I don't see academics as a problem. Does any one have any insight concerning this matter?