Hello all. In the fall, I'll be a sophomore in college. I completely scewed myself over my first year. I got an extremely low GPA and did basically no ECs. I'm facing academic probation when I return to school. The next two years are very crucial. I'll have to work extra hard to pull myself out of this hole Ive dug myself. My question is: typically people apply to medical school the spring of their junior year. I already know my GPA won't be strong enough by the time I graduate, so I think I should apply my senior year. I'm most likely going to choose a somewhat big minor so I can raise my GPA. Does any have any experience with applying late? And I think if I don't at least make the Dean's list next semester, then being a doctor just isn't in me. I see it as this: there are thousands of other pre-med kids out there who started off with 4.0s their freshman year, and I'm already behind them. So if I can't get in gear my second year of college, then I'm just a ******* and I shouldn't be wasting money pursuing an unrealistic dream. Do you guys think this is a good philosophy to go into school with? Thanks.