The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one's feet. - Lao Tzu Little did I know this would hold so true. I did it - I listened to advice from you guys and even wrote about 40 schools to see what their adcoms would say about me working 60-70 hour weeks and taking classes through NC State's extended campus to get the pre-requisites done (2-3 per semester). Taped lectures but labs on campus...we'll see how it goes with the work schedule. Funny thing is that there were a few who refused them outright, some were receptive to the idea on the condition that I get mostly 'A's and a 30+ on the MCAT, and most just said make sure it's an accredited school and we'll give you a look. So it begins...taking chem 101 and pre-calc to get back in the saddle and start thinking like a pre-med again. Thankfully I had the lab courses before so they didn't require me to retake the labs. Also took a practice exam in my Examkracker's book and scored a 10 (the VR section where they don't give you the passage - just the questions so you infer the main idea). 16 months until the MCAT...let's see what I can pull in! Wish me luck!