Hey everybody, I'm new here, and I have been going through all these threads tryin to find answers for my questions, and it seems all the threads revolve around them but don't exactly answer them. I'm a junior in microbiology. After this quarter I will become a senior. I didn't take the MCAT in april (or now) because I still haven't finished my orgo sequence, so basically I don't feel well prepared. I'm taking it in August, and now I'm pretty much memorizing the Kaplan MCAT book, while attending my classes at the same time. The thing though is that my GPA is anything but good. Its not that I'm stupid, its just that I've forcused more on the tougher and upper level courses. For example, I would rather take a calculus based physics course instead of a normal one and get a C in it rather then getting an A in the easy one, etc. I realise I have made a lot of wrong decisions, and I also realise that its pretty much impossible for me to get accepted into my own school, Ohio State. My GPA is 2.83 right now. I'm assuming I will score around 30 on the MCAT. The question to everybody is what kind of MS granting schools do you think I should apply to? I realise that I might have to go out of state. But does anyone know of any easy schools to get into that I could just use as backup schools? One more thing, I'm going to file my AMCAS application in the very beginning of june, and then my secondary will also be probbaly done before i take the MCAT. I'm not sure were the recommendation letters come in. Do I send thm with the AMCAS? Does the person recommending me send it to them, and if the person that reccomends me is the one that sends them, when exatly does he/she send them, after the primary AMCAS app. or the secondary school one. And if he/she is the one that sends them, or even if its me. Lets say I'm applying to 20 medical schools. Each school requires 3 of them. For the person thats recommending me, do I have to make them write 20 copies of the reccomendation letter and have them send it to each school. Because if we do the math, thats 60 reccomendation letters...right? I know this is a long message, but I need ur help big time...any comments, solution, med school names, or anything is greatly appreciated. Thanks you everybody in advance. ~geo "He who loses all his money loses much. He who loses a friends loses much much more, and he who loses faith loses all." anon.