Ok, here's my situation - and I need help deciding the next step: Decided late in college for med school, screwed up a lot my first 2-3 yrs, and brought up grades drastically in my 4th and 5th yr. Science GPA: 2.61 (with a 3.47 from the last two years) Non-Science: 3.32 (with a 3.56 from the last two years) Cumulative: 3.01 (with a 3.52 from the last two years) Took the MCAT in August: 23R (9P, 6V, 8B) Retook in January: 29S (10P, 9V, 10B) -fair/good amount of shadowing, volunteering, community service exp. -working as a nurse assistant and doing research at OSU Medical School -just got a job as an ICU Cross-trained Technician -good LORs (I think!) from 2 science, 1 non, 1 doctor, and another science prof. soon I graduated from UCSB and I now live in Oklahoma at home. I just began this research/job stuff.. but now I've been accepted into a post-bacc program at UC Berkeley Extension. This means need to move back and stop everything that I'm doing, and sort of start new up there.. when in reality I"m not sure my GPA could improve very much. What should I do??? Do the post-bacc program and move? Retake the MCAT?? Take classes at a state college over summer (since this semester is gone) Also... I want to apply really early this time (rejected last yr from everywhere, obviously), so if I did the post-bacc program, would it really help??? Thanks so much for any advice, I'm just very confused, and I really want to start school by next August - I may even go D.O....So, applying early I hear is really the key, so it's basically what can I do by sayyyy Aug. or Sep. that will go into my applications for August 2008 matriculation! pleeaseee help!!!