Hi guys, I just had a couple of questions regarding my chances at a DO school. I feel like I have been having bad luck and made a lot of bad choices over my undergraduate career and have been really stressed lately about my acceptance chances. I had to work for some of my student career after my parents lost their job but two years ago my mom's business started to pick up and now we are good. I want to apply to this cycle, but I will see what you guys have to say. My main questions are: Should I retake my MCAT? Should I apply to this cycle? (It's very late? but the deadline is around March) How many LORs left do I need? Please look at my stats and let me know what you think. MCAT- 25 (8/7/10) I know this not a good score, but I honestly was averaging a good 29-33 (around 10-11/7-8/12-13) on the AAMC practice tests (29 on AAMC9, 31 on AAMC 10, 33 on AAMC 11). I also have not taken physics 2 yet so I only had a vague idea of it. Unfortunately for me, the physical sciences portion of the test was very physics heavy and 2 of the physics passages were actually from physics 2, that I did not take. I hit the jackpot with badluck with this one. I am taking physics 2 now so I should learn everything by December. Should I retake the MCAT in January? Undergraduate GPA: (I will try to highlight all the cons with my transcript) Cumulative GPA between all (I have courses from 3 colleges) colleges with retakes/substitutions - 3.40 Science GPA between all colleges with retakes/submissions - 3.0757 Biology Major: Science classes that I have done moderately well in: A- in Anatomy and Physiology (Retake) B in Gen Chem I (Retake) B in Eukaryotic Cellular Biology A in Molecular Genetics A- in Molecular Neurobiology B/A in Orgo II (Lecture/Lab) B in Biochemistry B+ in Therapeutic Techniques in Biotechnology B+ in Physics I GPA at first college - 2.998 (around 40 credits) F in Orgo C+ in Anatomy and physiology C in Chem I C+ in Chem II GPA without above 2 classes - 3.5 GPA at second college - 3.455 (around 90 credits) C+/B in Orgo (Lecture/Lab) (Retake) Should I retake this again? B/A Orgo II (Lecture/Lab) B in Chem I (Retake) C in Cellular Biology A- in Anatomy and physiology (Retake) No credit in Anatomy and physiology II Credit in Statistics Currently attempting - Physics II Molecular Evolution Extra Curriculars - At the moment, 150 Hours of Volunteer service with permission to view gastroenterology procedures. I am still volunteering there so by the end of the semester it would reach maybe 250. Almost all the doctors allow me to view their procedures so I don't know if that counts as shadowing. Club Activities - I was the club coordinator for the Asian Student Association in my first college. I am the secretary for the club now at my current college that promotes leadership and helps students get on track. Hobbies - I am a martial artist and just had my first amateur kickboxing bout. I have practiced for over four years. I am a hobbyist chess player and has been playing since beginning high school. I play the guitar. LOR - 1 from Physics Lab TA 1 from hospital I am volunteering in 1 from Calculus professor If I am lucky, I can get more by asking very nicely, so should I get more? So what do you guys think? What are my chances? What can I do to make my chances better (Retake more classes, more LORS, etc)? and Should I apply this cycle (the deadline for most DO schools is March) or should I apply earlier next cycle? Too long to read stats: cGPA - 3.40 (Can bring it up to a 3.46 by end of semester and 3.52 by graduation) sGPA - 3.07 (Can bring it up, but didn't calculate) MCAT - 25 150 Hrs volunteer and going up.