Hi everyone, I have a question to ask, however, I will need to explain parts of my life. So if you don't wanna read my life story click the back button now! Anyways, heres the deal. When I was a youngester my mother went through some difficulties (divorce, etc...), essentially, I got sent to her homeland; Israel. I was born here in the United States but I've been sent back and forth to Israel as a child. This hurt my academic life a lot because I missed many years of essential science and language here in the United States. I went to highschool here but I got straight F's. I believe this is because I had horrible english and was struggling to assimilate and cope with a new environment. My past hasn't been very nice to me, and now I'm paying for it. About two years ago I got my GED and got accepted to a community college. There, I had straight A's and B's with a 3.7 GPA. Most of my classes were social science (something I seem to be decent at). I decided to apply for a university and was accepted at the university of Minnesota. This was about the same time I finally decided I want to go through with my near life-long dream of becoming a surgeon. This is where my problem started. Being a pre-med entails a lot of physical science and math. Something I have never been taught properly because of my poor education. And as I expected, my first semester at the university of Minnesota was horrible. I got 2 B's and a D and a C. The C was for my math, and the D was for my Judaism class (which I did none of the readings for because math consumed all my time). Also, as wierd as this may sound, although math was giving me hell I fell in love with it. I am now just finishing up my second semester here, and I know I got a B- in my math class, and possibly a B in chemistry, and an A or B in my other class, except one class, which I think I will get a D (public health). I did bad in this class because this semester it wasn't the math, but rather, the chemistry which consumed most of my time. For someone who didn't know how to divide a year ago, I personally think I did great. I can manipulate quadratic equations like they are nothing! Woot! With all that said, I'll ask my question: I do believe I'm going to be improving over time but I do expect more bad grades here and there. My GPA is currently 2.4 (very sad compared to what I came with, 3.7). I don't know how to present my situation to a medical school when I apply in a couple years. And my advisor has done nothing to help me. She knows english is my second language, I have a disability (A.D.D.) and I haven't been properly schooled, yet she still suggests I go down the traditional route to medical school. I don't know what to do, should I reconsider my life goals?