Hi guys. I've been preparing for OAT and applying to schools since May. As the application open date is coming up, I am having a major stress that I would not be accepted any schools. Sometimes I think that why am I even studying when I know I would not make it through. Everyday I am having a debate whether or not that I should continue to study for optometry school instead of going to radiation therapy school. I have 2.97 overall GPA (Probably lower major GPA) in Zoology degree with 50+ shadowing experience. I've been studying OAT for long time but the scores from practice tests shows that it is not improving that well. My friends who are trying to go to dental school have at least 3.0 GPA with lots of shadowing/volunteer hours. My question is .. is there even small chance to get one of the schools with my spec? I mean even if I get decent score on the OAT, I still have low chance due to lack of hours of shadowing/volunteer (0 volunteer hours, 50+ shadowing hours) and low GPA. IS THERE ANYBODY WHO GOT IN WITH GPA BELOW 3.0?? I have applied to these schools :Western University of Health Sciences University of the Incarnate Word School of Opt University of Alabama Southern College of Optometry Pennsylvania College of Optometry/Salus University Illinois College of Optometry and one at the Puerto Rico. I'm trying to take the biochemistry this summer session which cost me 1K (Which is required class) and I'm not sure if this is even worth to take it.. I know that it is always good to try at least once but finance is a big problem for me. I would appreciate all the helps and advices. Thank you very much and god bless you.