Hello everyone. I am currently going into my 2nd year of undergrad as a Bio major. Unfortunately, my first year was a rough experience due to a lack of discipline, effort and responsibility and I ended up receiving a 1.5 overall gpa. I took gen chem 1 my 2nd semester but earned a D. I've been contemplating what to do for some time now and I would like to continue to pursue the pre-med curriculum and just maybe get into med school. I wanted to retake Gen chem 1 in the fall so I could cover all the chemistry I need before I take the MCAT but my advisor suggests I don't take it because of it's difficulty and the need for me to raise my gpa. Would postponing gen chem 1 to my 2nd semester of sophomore year be detrimental? I haven't looked into what is going to be on the new MCAT in detail but I believe there will be Biochem covered on the exam. If I postpone gen chem 1, assuming I take summer courses for chemistry, I'm only going to be able to cover everything up to Ochem 2, if I take the MCAT during the summer of my junior year. This leaves me out of Biochem all together and I wouldn't want to miss out on a higher score or opportunity into med school because I didn't take Biochem. I'm quite lost right now and could use a bit of guidance or suggestions on what I should do. Should I re-enroll into gen chem 1? Is my gpa too low to even bother with trying to get into medical school? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.