I need some advice about what to do now. Here's my history: Graduated from UC Berkeley (May 2002) Major - Molecular and Cell Biology Undergraduate GPAs Overall - 3.25 Science - 3.05 My lower division GPA was MISERABLE and then I brought it around and got almost all A\A-'s in my upper division coursework. MCATs: 10,10,10 and R in the writing sample Research Experience: 1. Summer internship as a student researcher at UC Davis Dept. of Environmental Health and Toxicology (1999) 2. Student researcher\assistant in a Microbiology lab at UC Berkeley, worked there for 7 months, learned many different microbiology techniques, I assisted in publishing a paper and I was given a notation of thanks in the paper 3. I am currently working as a volunteer full-time researcher at a nearby Shriner's Children Hospital for two months. There's the possibility of publishing with them or at least getting another notation of thanks in a research paper I have NO clinical volunteer experience Ok, I applied to a postbacc program through Harvard Extension school. This program is mostly filled with people desiring the core premed classes, but it can also suit the needs of people looking to raise their undergrad GPA. They sent me a letter back saying that they didn't think the program was for me because I've taken a lot of upper division science courses. They offer courses in upperdiv genetics, immunobiology, biostat, etc that I haven't taken yet. They also offer a committee letter of rec if I meet a minimum GPA (~3.0-3.3?). They said if I really wanted to go, I could, but they suggested that a master's program (i.e. Boston U, MCP, Georgetown,etc) would be better for me. The problem is that I can't afford to pay their outrageous fees and the deadlines have already passed. The Harvard program is only $660 per course!!! What do you guys suggest I do now? I think my best chance is to go into this program, take 5-6 upper division courses, raise my undergraduate GPA (remember, this isn't a graduate degree), get some clinical exp on the side and apply next summer. Can anyone give me any suggestions? I'm sorry for the lengthy post. I just wanted to make sure that you understand my situation completely.