Hey Everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself since I've been lurking for about a year now... I'm 24 years old (non-trad I guess) psych major and bio minor. My story goes as follows... Freshman year at college was terrible and I got dismissed for poor academic performance. Medical/family issues were too much and there you have it. Right after that, my community college record was just as stellar due to continutation of all these issues. I thought I could still attend schoolaand work through everything, but I was wrong. Fast forward to 2006, started at a four-year school as they were kind to my situation and gave me a chance. I came to the school with no credits from previous schools and I'm graduating a semester early (3 1/2 years) this spring. My undergrad is a 3.45, my sci is about a 3.0. (I have one more semester to bring these grads up, esp my sci) I've been conducting lab animal research and have 3 poster presentations/abstracts. In addition, I'm in the psychology honor society, hope to graduate with honors in my major for my research along with founding 2 clubs for the spring semester. I'm a member of a leadership organization along with being in the process of getting certified as a rape crisis counselor. I'm waiting to hear back about a zoo internship and other volunteer opportunities. Anyway, that's my background. It seems paltry compared with many of your stats but I hope that adcoms will see past my beginning and into my future potential. Any suggestions on what I can do to improve my chances (or...Do I even have a chance as many schools looks at cumlative gpas from all schools??) I have learned alot from my previous situations and 100% own up to them which is all I can do in regards to my past. TIA! Good luck to everyone waiting to hear back about their apps!