For all of you with low GPAs- Undergrad I went to a rather competitive california university. I did absolutely horrible. I mean my GPA was around a C+ average. I wasn't stupid I just got carried away in the social aspects of school rather than the academics. I decided to go to grad school to raise my GPA. I was a postbacc my first year and then I matriculated into the masters program in biology. I took fairly difficult courses and managed to graduate with a 3.7 GPA this past summer (and that includes doing a research project and defense). My cumulative GPA was still barely below a 3.0. I took my DATS last year and had a academic average of 20, science 20, reading 20, analytical 17, math 17. I applied late last year but nothing positive came out of that. I strenghtened my credentials by taking more classes and I reapplied early this year. I was fortunate to get several interviews which have now resulted in acceptances. Long story short if I can do it so can you! Just be persistent and don't let other peoples stats discourage you. They mean absolutely nothing when it comes down to the overall presence of an applicant. And for those of you with low GPAs it really is to your favor to get into a masters program in biology, which is research oriented. From my interviews I found out that schools really look favorably at that. And one more thing - when applying do it wisely. Look at schools that look at the overall trend in an applicants GPA and not just the straight out numbers. Just my two cents for anybody that may care. Good luck!