This may or may not have been discussed before, but i could not find anything relevant using the search function. I have a similar dillemma to many others here, with low grades early in life and an upward trend. I attended a CC at about age 17, got a C and a few W's. Several years later I went to a private art school, and graduated with a 3.14. Several years after that I went to another CC to get some basic transfer credits (art school creds have very limited transferability), and got a 3.24 over two semesters. I then transferred to a State U, where I have a 3.6 in my "junior" year (im 25), BCPM ~3.7. I know the AMCAS averages all grades recieved for college courses, but my question is will all of these grades be lumped into one big UG GPA (which would not look great, to say the least), or will they be seen by adcoms as different phases in my college career? Im a little worried as to how its all going to average out. That fatherly advice is true--scholarly mistakes can haunt you for years... Thanks in advance for any advice or info.