I know that I have a long road ahead of me. When I went into nursing school, I had a 2.7 GPA. At graduation, I raised it to a 3.47 without retaking any classes. The classes I need to retake for a more solid foundation for medical school are the ones that are keeping my GPA below a 3.7. (I joined and led a sorority in the first three years of school and then left for the military for 3 1/2 years before returning for nursing school.) I have no doubt that I can raise my grades... ... what my question to you is what you may suggest from your individual experiences that may benefit me in the long road ahead of me. There are terms you use that I don't understand... EC's = extracurriculars? I know that the acceptance rates of BSN's into medical school are pretty low, but I am unwaivered as I am sure that, as a non-traditional student, I have had much more life experiences and, having been through the ICU experience, have been exposed to trauma and death without doubting my current profession (but only wanting to expand on it). Also having been engaged to a doctor (and me leaving for reasons that can be reflective of his fault through legal records that I would rather not have revealed to an interviewing committee for medical school), I know what medical school and internship is like from having lived with him and heard ta plethora of stories while we were together. I know what I am getting into, and that is not the scary part. From this point until waiting for any acceptance letter is what paralyzes me. I also want to congratulate those who got into medical schools and Best Wishes to those who are applying. On my floor there are fourth year medical students who intermittently come up to the ICU and shadow a doctor, even act as a "subintern" for non-emergent cases without the allowance of giving orders but more of an informative relay in their learning process. I congratulated one female, and she looked shocked, as if she had never heard those words in her life; I think she forgot that some people respect what she and others had gone through to get to that point. Thanks for reading to this point.