So I sent in my AMCAs today and am waiting to be verified. I'm not feeling to confident about my chances this cycle. Here are my stats: GPA - ~3.7, science and total MCAT - 28 ECs - not much, a few short term commitments to clubs and sports, mostly during freshman year Clinical/volunteering - I took EMT classes and did ride-alongs for those. Other than that, zilch Research - worked for a semester in an electrophysiology lab, did a two week course/research experience in neurobiology No clinical or volunteering is going to hurt me the most, and that combined with weak ECs will probably make me a non-candidate. I'm applying on a hail mary and planning to reapply next cycle, so I want to get started ASAP on sprucing up my application. As such, I want to make an appointment to talk to admissions counselors at the schools I'm applying to. However, since I'm still an applicant for this cycle, will it reflect badly on me if I start talking to them about reapplication already? I don't want to come off as unconfident and kill any chance I might have had for this cycle, however remote. If I go in and be honest with them and say "I'm not anticipating matriculating this cycle, I want to start talking about what I can do to make myself a stronger candidate", will that look bad? Aside from that, I plan to find a position volunteering at a hospital to get some clinical and volunteer. Does anybody have advice on what else I can or should do? What would be the best route for me to take. I don't want to suddenly join a bunch of clubs and come off as fake. I don't have a ton of time, so I need something that will give me the most bang for my buck. All opinions are appreciated!