What is the purpose of the requirement to list previous matriculation and will it automatically reduce my chances even further? In desperation, I accepted an offer to perhaps the largest Carib school and discovered in short order: how my US apps were lacking and where I needed to improve my background to do well in addition to my inability to adapt to the local climate and residual fears of attempting to match (already well past 30 yo) if able to overcome the aforementioned obstacles. To re-iterate, my early scores were not to my liking and I choose to leave after just a few weeks to reduce my losses. If I greatly improve my MCAT and take further coursework this year to improve my background knowledge, spec. biochem and anatomy, how will the previous matriculation work against me? Please do not spend time on the honesty issue, I have read through all of those posts and that is not my question. Before investing in a new application cycle I would like to know why do they want to know and how will it hurt me?