Hi Dr. Henderson, I'm a sophmore at Mount Holyoke College, thinking of premed, and double majoring in Bio and Asian Studies. I have a few questions: I heard that for a premed, a "C" means dead meat, is it true? I took Calc II during the first semester of my first year, and I didnt' do too well, I ended up w/ a "C" in that course, do you think that med schools put a lot of weight on that? I mean, it was my first semester in college, I went home a lot, and kind of messed it up and ended up and got the lowest grade ever. But I got straight "A"s the next semester - so I guess I proved that I can handle the workload,or something, right? I'm thinking of doing a semester abroad in Australia in the spring semester of my junior year, do they offer the MCAT in Australia as well? Thank you for spending time reading about my problemo. I'd appreciate your honest reply. Sal ps: GREAT SITE!!! It's really helpful!