I'm fairly new around here, but I have read a lot of back posts and done some searches. It seems like age and not being pre-vet in undergrad are two of the biggest factors in whether someone is considered a non-traditional applicant or not. I'm not really sure where I fall in this, because I seem to be non-traditional even for the non-traditional applicants! I am getting my BA this spring, but I still have several pre-reqs to finish before I can apply to vet school. I also want to get more animal experience. My grades are excellent and I go to a fairly prestigious college, but my animal experience is lacking. I have planned on going to vet school since high school, but I wasn't able to finish the pre-reqs due to issues with distribution requirements and transferring schools. It will probably take me two years to finish my pre-reqs if I'm only taking classes part time. However, I started college two years early so by the time I start applying I will be back on track with where I should have been if I had started college at the normal time. To further complicate things, I will also be the single mom of a toddler since I'm currently pregnant. With that strange combination of circumstances, I'm really not sure whether I would consider myself a traditional or non-traditional applicant! Are there any other traditional or non-traditional students out there in similar situations? It probably doesn't actually matter in the grand scheme of things, but it might make me more interesting. Edited to add: I'm also obviously planning to be working and getting much more animal experience while I'm finishing my pre-reqs.