Well how about if you have a credible reason for having a low GPA? My GPA sucks big time, but during college I was dealing with an undiagnosed illness and caring for a sick parent (who has since passed away). I worked full time while going to school. None of this is something we've never heard before, but I need the ADCOM to see that I didn't do a bad job in college because I was partying or something. The point is, I have a 2.6 GPA to show for my "performance" in college, but having graduated in 2004 (seven years ago!) I want very much to believe that my grades will not be considered as relevent to my application as they would if I was still 23 years old. I've had steady employment working as a chemist for the last six years and I imagine that this, more than what I did ten years ago, will demonstrate my work ethic. I'm not averse to retaking some courses, but again, is it reasonable to think it would help a whole lot, compared to what I've accomplished since then? (Just took the MCAT, waiting on my scores now...) Any reason to think I might be on to something?? Thanks!