I hate to start a new thread, but this is a tad specific: STATS cGPA: 2.97 Post-bacc GPA: 3.8 [At HES, 32 credits upper-level science, physics, and orgo] MCAT: Find out in a couple weeks EC: Very Competitive LORS: Very Good In seeing how I am uGPA damaged, I was thinking it would be absurd to apply this cycle; with it being so "late" and all. Therefore, I thought to apply next cycle as soon as applications open, but taking 2 more courses (8 credits) before then, and raising my cGPA to just over 3.0. But the question is, should I apply to an SMP this cycle so that instead of just wasting another year after next year's MS applications, I would be in a program (hopefully) improving my stats? Or is this too dangerous and that I should at least try my luck at MS admission before resorting to such? Thanks.