"Misery loves company". As exciting as it is to finally be applying to medical school, it also seems there are an endless number of obstacles/frustrations ready to spring up at any moment and devour the hopeful pre-med. This thread is dedicated to the wonderous therapy we call "venting". My two issues thus far: 1) Last fall I received an "I" in a class because it was a weird year long class (fall grades assigned after spring complete as well). My spring grade showed up right after the semester but my fall grade still shows as "I". The professor has submitted paperwork twice to have it changed - once last month and once a couple of weeks ago - and STILL no change. Registrar's office just told me to have him submit it a THIRD time. My transcript is the only thing holding my app up, and at the rate it's going I'll be lucky to apply in December. 2) Letters of Rec - anyone else having this problem? I was proactive and asked for letters in the spring. So far not a single one has shown up, and I am having a hard time getting ahold of people. I'm about ready to start asking every professor I've ever had for a letter and just using the first few I get. Seriously. So what I'm learning/frustrated about: As should be expected, no one cares about your app nearly as much as you do, but unfortunately these other people can definitely make it much harder to be successful. What a #*&$ annoying process!! Ah, I feel better already!