Hello SDN, A little background about myself before I delve into problems. I just recently got accepted to my state school as a transfer student from a CC. I'm a rising Junior, who sadly has only taken 1 of the medical school prerequisites (Gen Chem 1). With a really low GPA of 3.2. Reason for that is I took biology and chemistry my last semester at the CC and got a miserable grade for Biology (D) and Chemistry (C) which significantly hurt my GPA. Anyway, as I start my new University I plan on retaking Biology but not Chemistry. I've been told by my advisors, although I know a lot of people on here tell others not to listen to them, that I should not retake chemistry and just move on to chemistry 2 but make sure to get an A. Should I retake both? Or stick to the advice I was given and move on? This is a plan I created to ensure that I get all the prerequisites done before graduation. (Spring 2016) Biology I - D (Will retake) (Summer 2016) Biology II - (Done) Chemistry I - C (Spring 2016) Chemistry II - (Fall 2016) Organic Chemistry I - (Spring 2017) Organic Chemistry II - (Fall 2016) Physics I - (Spring 2017) Physics II - I graduate the Spring of 2017 and I want to apply to both MD and DO. I also want to apply during the 2017 cycle. Do you guys think it's doable to apply while still taking prerequisites my last semester of college? Also, I would have to take the MCAT during January to April in order to get my scores in time so I can apply early. My last question, being that my schedule is going to be tight, would you advise me to NOT apply the 2017 cycle and opt out for the 2018 cycle? Or do you think it's possible that one can pull it off: getting good grades, while working part time (25 hrs/week) shadowing, research, volunteering, studying for the MCAT. Given all that should I try and make the deadline of applying to the 2017 cycle or not? I'm sorry for the long post and I appreciate the time you guys spent reading this to help a fellow premed out. Thank you.