Hi ! I really love all the great stuff I've found on this site! Here's my pre-med sob story---grab some tissues! I'm hell-bent on being a doctor, no question about it, it only gets stronger and stronger. However, I'm 27 and still need to finish the pre-med req's, and my past stats are NOT in my favor! I had to drop the post-bacc program I was in at Columbia, due to the out-of-control expenses of tuition and nyc living. My grades suffered-- left with a 2.8---yikes!!!!!!!! my previous undergrad was 2.9, although closer to 3.5 the last 2yrs. I need to finish a pre-med program, including extra upper level science classes. I need to have a super-strong finish, thats for sure! Yet, I can't afford to attend school full-time. I may only have time for 1 class a semester, which will take me 2-3years! My only other option would be to move back home ( oh dear!) and attend full time classes at my state school. I was hoping to go to a special masters program, such as Georgetown, after all this pre-med clean-up. I'd rather save $$ for this program, b/c I'm sure I'll need the extra work for my med apps and it seems stronger than undergrad classes. any ideas on the best way to approach my final pre-med attempts?? I've been told part-time class work is highly frowned upon, especially with a weak academic background. I'm not getting any younger and I'm continually revolving my entire life around this dream, which I'm wondering if it is realistically reasonable at this point. any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!