Hey guys and gals, its come time to reapply. I am in the middle of the waitlist on one school, but am unsure of my chances of getting in. I need quite some guidance. Junior Transfer from community college to UC Berkeley. BCPM 3.35 C's in general chem (ouch) and medical ethnobotany. Rest A's and B's. AO 3.68 MCAT 13 BS, 14 PS, 10 VR, Q WS. From last years app: - Deans Honors list Fall 06 - Emergency Room Volunteer - Advertising/Marketing Head of Pre-Med Society - Graphic Artist/Illustrator New to this year - Science tutor - Rental housing company employee. executing advertisements, maintenance, and dealing with clients. - Shadowing doctors. Leadership and volunteer experience, no research experience. I am planning on taking some classes through an extension course. Unfortunately, I am not sure where my additional letter of rec is going to come from, since my bosses are kinda iffy in this area. I would suppose i could take a letter of rec from the extension courses, which end late July/early august. How else can I strengthen my application? Unfortunate circumstance #2, I don't know if what I've done over the past year will necessarily garner any favor with the AdComs this time around. I've had friends who have full time positions at Lawrence-Livermore labs and standing next to them, it seems my application is less than adequate. Also, should I completely rewrite my PS? If so, how should I try to make it different from my last one? Thanks so much for your help! PS. can someone please tell me why Calfornia pre-meds are so looked down upon?