Im 33 and beginning a very long and slow process of obtaining a bachelors degree so I can apply to medical school eventually. I attended community college sporadically in 1991-1994 and again in 1999-2000. During those times, I didnt know what I wanted to do with my education and/or future and didnt take any of my classes very seriously. I took really random courses (everything from drawing to piano to manicuring) and ended up with 79 units completed and a GPA of 2.96, including one F and 4 Ws. This past year I started taking classes again and discovered that Im a really good student who gets As easily. (By the way, I was a teenage parent and also in an abusive marriage during my first tries at college.) How negatively will my past grades affect my chances of admission to medical school (preferably allopathic)? Do grades that old and/or grades for courses that wont transfer to a 4-year college still count in calculating your GPA on medical school applications? By the way, I left the abusive marriage, got my life together, am raising 3 children single-handedly, and started a successful company, so I have changed since those times when I got such bad grades, but will that matter to the adcoms? Thanks for any advice you can offer.