Here's my story. I'm looking for advice about my situation and my pre-professional advisors do not seem to care enough to address my questions. (I know enough English to communicate but it seems my accent impedes it, plus I live in "The South" and I'm told that adds to it?) I came to the US in 2000 and enrolled in a local community college a year later. My first year GPA was a 1.6 and my second year GPA was a 2.5. (First half= 1.5/Second Half=3.5) Shortly before the Spring semester, I realized what exactly I wanted to do and made the effort to get the grades. (At first, it was Dentistry but my hands made it impossible and my goal was lost until I discovered Pharmacy) I took the bulk of the prerequisites in my third year and made a 3.7 GPA. I transfered to the main state university this year and I'm on pace to continue the trend of making acceptable grades. (3.0+) So, my community college GPA was a 2.6 and it looks like I'll be continuing to get it up to a 3.0 but here are my questions: Do I have a reasonable shot to make it into a Pharmacy school now or should I go ahead and try to complete a BS in Microbiology and then apply? I just started a job as a Pharmacy Tech. this past summer and I'm really enjoying it but I'm beginning to think my transcript will ruin me in my attempts to gain entry to a school. I know it was really long, for that I sincerely apologize. Please let me know if you've encountered a similar situation or have any advice to give. (Apologize for glaring English mistakes) EDIT: I thought I mention the schools I'm looking into: ESTU's new school and UT-Memphis are my priorities, among others.