I applied this cycle and was not fortunate enough to even receive an interview. I know my gpa downright sucks. But I am now in grad school and have maintained a 4.0 for close to 50 hours, bringing my overall from a 2.57 to a 2.9 ish. Some of these classes were prereqs I never took as an undergrad. My GRE was V610 Q660 A4.5. My experience is very well rounded, and includes thousands of combined hours in SA/LA, exotic, zoo, aquarium, research, and government agencies. This summer I am working in a vet clinic abroad. I also have held several leadership positions in teaching and as a volunteer for non animal related areas. I have worked full time my entire college career, and overcome illness (hence the gpa). My letters are solid (I have read them). What do I need to do to attract the attention of admissions? The GPA is crap, yes, but I feel I have done all I can to redeem myself academically. Carrying a 4.0 in all upper division and graduate courses for 50 hours is not an easy feat. My apologies for the pity party, but I am truly at my wit's end! I would appreciate some insight.