These might sound like stupid questions, but after what the recruiter/alumni liaison at UNECOM told me yesterday, I'm not sure. I'm sort of a cross between a traditional and non-trad applicant. Short story: started pharmacy school, got kicked out due to bad grades. Been out of school for about two years, decided I wanted to go back, but not to pharmacy school. Want to do more. In general, my science grades are terrible. C's, mostly. Looking back, I cringe. I was one of those people who just wanted to get by with the bare minimum. Due to lots of bad things that happened during my last two years in school, my grades slipped below the cutoff point and I got kicked out. I have C+ in Orgo I and II. A- in Physics I. (Not taken Physics II) B- in Chem I. C+ in Chem II. (both with labs) I'm actually capable of being a great student, and my grades have improved tremendously in the last two terms (been taking CE courses through UMass), but none of them are science courses, so I don't know how meaningful that is to an admissions committee. I can get spectacular LORs from a dozen different pharmacists (not an exageration), but no DOs. (Gotta work on that, I know.) The guy at UNECOM told me that I wouldn't necessarily benefit from re-taking some of my science courses. (Which boggled my mind.) He told me that I'd be better off taking a class that built off, for instance, organic chemsitry, to demonstrate that despite my poor grades, my functional mastery of the material is more than adequate. So I'm taking Psychopharmacology this summer at my state school. (This is a grad-level class for nursing students.) I'm thinking this will show that I'm building on a weak organic foundation.* I'm also taking Infectious Disease which essentially builds off microbiology, also a graduate level class. I know I'll get A's in both classes. I'm really not worried about that. What I am worried about is that the people looking at my transcripts will immediately dismiss me because they'll see the bad organic grades and say "Hah! Yeah right..." without seeing the ID and PPharm grades. Figure a 33 for an MCAT score. * I sat in on a pharmacology class at UNECOM, and I found the material quite easy for the two hours I was there. I didn't hear much that I didn't already know, and this is the end of MSI for these students, so I expected it to be a bit more difficult.