I know you are all sick of reading "what are my chances" posts, but due to depression from this application process, I am looking for more affirmative "you can do it!" posts. Yes this is a shameless cry for advice/ encouragement, so if these posts bother you... stop reading now. Here's my story... I had a crappy freshman and sophomore year in college and I was told by my academic advisor that there was "no way in he!!" that I would get into medical school. I changed my major and got a biology degree and finally graduated with a 3.49 cumulative and 3.3 science GPA. Then I went on to medical technology school and got a second undergrad degree, this time with a 4.0 GPA. I have been working full time for the past 3+ years in a hospital laboratory, but have never given up my dream to go into medicine. When discussing it with a pathologist I work with, he encouraged me to apply (which I was planning on anyway) but here's the catch... I was planning on applying next year, but he encouraged me to apply this year instead. As a result, I signed up for the August MCAT on the last possible (late)date, and only had 3 weeks to study, all while working 40-50 hours a week. I got an 11 on VR, but only an 8 on the physics section. I submitted my AMCAS app at the beginning of Sept, but was not verified until mid-November. I have applied to 12 schools, but have only gotten secondaries from 8, and I just got one from a school yesterday that said they just got my AMCAS application,and thatI missed their Dec 15 deadline! I have really good extracurriculars, but I know that my 8 PS is really holding me back. Should I suck it up and really study for the April MCAT or is it still too early to tell anything? I really wish I had waited til next year to apply, because I'm spending all this money, and there's a good chance I won't get in anywhere. Despite what everyone says, I still think an 8VR, 11PS would be much better than 11VR, 8PS. Oh well... sorry for the long post, and sorry for any irritation it may cause. I just wish I would hear something..