My GPA is a 3.1 (pretty low but I'm a behavioral neuroscience major who has had all my science classes lumped with engineers), OAT TS 320 and AA 330, only 20 hours of shadowing but I feel I've gotten a lot out of it. I don't really have any extracurriculars pertaining specifically to optometry since my university doesn't have any pre-professional tracks whatsoever. I was taking courses to get into med school but decided to go for pre optometry instead about a year and a half ago. I do have 60+ hrs of shadowing in a hospital from when I was a pre-med. I plan on applying to ICO, SCO, NOVA, Western, UMSL, and SUNY (a stretch). So I need some advice. I planned on submitting all my apps by the end of August. Would I have a chance at my top choices (ICO, NOVA)? Or should I wait, shadow some more, try to gain some other types of optometry related experience, try to raise my GPA, and submit my applications my December? Would that be too late in the cycle?