Hello everyone! I've been reading for a while, and I finally figured out that my ISP was blocking my SDN e-mail.... Anywho, here I am! I'm a junior at the University of South Florida, where I'm currently a Biomedical Sciences major. I've applied to 5 schools (UC - Denver, UM - Baltimore, both Midwesterns, and UF - St. Pete), but unfortunately, Denver and Baltimore turned me down. I'm still waiting to hear back from the others. I'm kind of bummed, because I've never been rejected academically before. I do plan on completing my BS degree this coming year, if I don't get into pharmacy school this time, so I'm not completely without a back-up plan. It'd just be nice to be able to begin this year. It seems to me, and I could be wrong, that Denver and Baltimore were basing their decisions solely upon GPAs. Right now, I have a 2.8 (and it's a LONG story why), but ever since returning to school after a two-year hiatus(00-02), I've done exceptionally well, especially for working full-time as a pharmacy technician and going to school full-time. So I guess my question is, do the schools really look at the big picture? Aside from my GPA, I have 7 years experience working as a nationally certified pharmacy tech (retail, mail-order, hospital, and chemotherapy), I've managed to do a little bit of volunteer work, I scored an 84 on PCAT (which I suppose I could retake if I had to), and there's my dedication and determination to the field that is undying.... My concern is that these points may not be seen past the GPA or on paper alone. Any advice?