Hi, I am currently a 3rd year attending UC Irvine. My grades in the past were a really low, as a matter of fact I was on academic probation all of first year. However, that was when I was a computer engineer major taking Physics and what not. It was not until i switched to Biology that my grades finally started to go up (albeit a few c's here and there, also i will begin research shortly). My GPA is still around the 2.5 area (coming from a sub-2.0). Now that my clases are getting harder I feel like i will not to be appealing to dental schools. I was wondering what your input in my situation is, and if extra curriculars will benifit me at all (i am a discussion leader for a political club, on the dental comittee for a club that runs a clinic in mexico, and on dance teams). Also, rather than going back to school if i dont get into to dental school, would working in a dental office would make me a more enticing candidate? (side note: My family owns a dental prostetics [dentures] business that i have been involved with since high school). My goal is enevitibly University of the Pacific Arthur Dugoni Dental School.