This is perhaps another "will I get in" and "what should I do" thread. Spotty under grad record. I'm still waiting to see what the application service calls it in the way of GPA. Probably about 3.0 overall and 2.75 sciences. Masters and Doctorate in an unrelated liberal arts field that I worked in for about 20 years, not really much anymore. Sciences are community college post-bac with lots of Cs and Ds and Ws, and go beyond the basics to include A&P, Micro, Biochem, etc.. 31 MCAT 10/10/11. Last 2 years employed more or less f/t in a clinical healthcare environment. Very late application to 1 DO school that was basically my first and only choice, application paperwork still not complete, with nothing more I can do to speed it up. Pretty much writing that off as futile effort at this point. One foreign medical school I had contact with for a different reason told me that if I apply I would pretty much be immediately accepted and could start in Sept. or January, do 4 terms there, then clinical rotations in the US. Not really interested in foreign schools, nor in relocating. I live at a hub of many medical schools; Philadelphia, but not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I've read much of the forum posts. The only ones that seem to be reasonable good advice in my situation are those saying to apply early next year and apply broadly. However, I feel the clock ticking. I'm also getting the message that with my sciences GPA I'm unlikely to make it past the first cut most places, and there just isn't anything practical I can think of to do anything about that. I'd like to hear from anyone who's been in a similar situation.