This past year I applied to 4 schools this past year (Purdue, LSU, TAMU, and UC Davis) and was almost immediately rejected from 2 and later rejected by the remaining 2. When I contacted the schools they all said basically the same thing. "Your GPA is too low retake the classes that you scored poorly in to improve your GPA and reapply." My problem is that I already have retaken the classes I did poorly in (cell bio and ochem) and got As and Bs but due to the way GPA is calculated my GPA is held way down. I have gotten As and Bs in biology and animal science classes but I can't seem to do any better than a B or C in chem and physics. No school seems to even want to bother at looking at the rest of application unless my GPA is over 3.5 and yet by averaging grades they make it near impossible to do this for pre req courses that are retaken. Has anyone else had a problem like this and if so what did you do? I originally started out wanting to go into biology/research but after working a clinic the summer after my frosh yr, I made the decision to become a vet and switched to an animal sci degree. So in the last 3.5 years in addition to school Ive accumulated 4100+ hours animal experience and about 200 hours vet experience. I graduated in dec with a BS in Animal Sci. My GPA was 3.06 and GRE 1310 (V:600 Q:710 A:4.5). Since I have already completed all the pre reqs and graduated I am really at a loss of what to do. Do I go back and take fluff classes to bring up my GPA? I am already working full time so is there a point at which experience can make up for grades?