***Please read this**** I have been wanting to post here for months but never could because of log in issues. I'm going to give the truth and nothing but the truth in this email about my schooling history. As predental majors who more than likely are doing quite well in your studies I hope to recieve the best suggestions and advice possible from what you all know. I am a 26 year old African American male college student currently attending a community college in Virginia. Well...lets back up a few: I've actually been attenting the community college for many years. I started when I was 19...yes 19. But at the time didn't know what direction I wanted to go in. Circumstances led me to this point I am at. One being that I worked full time the whole time I was in school. I could take a class here, another class there. But I flunked some pretty easy classes in the process because of just plain immaturity. I've taken Biology 102 (second level) 3 times! Grades, (D), (D)....(F)! I even flunked an acting course in which I didnt attend enough to gain credit. Yikes!!! However it wasnt until I was about 23 until I realized what I wanted to do with my life seriously, which is to become a dentist. I always wanted to for a while but I always got caught up in different things that led my attention away. Well...finally my grades progressed, I took harder courses and and have been recieving grades now no less than a (A)'s and (B)'s, but I still have to work full time...so I'm not afforded the opportunity to go to school full time. Well, I have one more semester until my A.S. is finished then I'll transfer into my junior year at a University. Believe or not, I want to study BIO..with an interest in Immunobiology. I know I'll need that last BIO...which I'll have to recieve no less than an (A) considering how many times I've taken it. Chem, Pys and Bio...I know I can do well in. I beleive in myself. I know my GPA will have to be high as well as my Science GPA and I just bought a Kaplan DAT study guide. Bottom line...What are your suggestions for my future in the field of dentistry. I understand these are just your opinions, but your opinions do matter to me because it seems most students here are doing quite well. But in no literature I've read in any predental guide book ever seems to consider the student who takes longer to finish undergrad. I'd like to know where I stand and my chances compared to most others. Either way I won't give up. However, what options do I have? Thanks future Drs!