Hey everyone. I'm currently a wreck right now wondering if I should apply for the 2009 cycle. My current GPA is a shade below a 3 and will just barely get to the 3 mark hopefully by the end of spring quarter. I am graduating after this quarter as I already finished my Biochem degree two quarters ago and have no right to appeal for a 5th year. My DATs were a 19/19/19. Specific scores are here: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=519880 Should I consider a retake? Should I start applying for SMPs/post-bac schools to raise the GPA? A little background on me is that I came from a disadvantaged area where my high school was being taken over by the state because of how bad it was. I had teacher for my Physics HONORS (AP was not offered) course in high school for our final just passed out an index card and literally asked us: "what grade do you think you deserve?" and then gave us that grade. Naturally, I suffered my first two years of undergrad but I still never got anything below a C (No C-'s, D's, or F's anywhere on the transcript). There is a minor upward trend in my grades probably from like a 2.7 to a 3.2 (both are rough estimates) from my first year to my fourth year. I am hoping to ride this whole disadvantaged student thing to make up for my obvious deficiences in my app but it is a lot of money to leave up to chance. Thoughts?