I'm currently approaching my senior year at UW. While I'm not the first and definitely not the last, I was one of few high school students who decided to take Running Start. For those of you unfamiliar with the program, it means you can take a set amount of classes at your high school, and on top of that, attend a local community college to start working on your Bachelors/Associates. I'm in a little bit of a sticky situation, and it's mostly due to my rashness. You see, during Junior and senior years of high school, I hammered away at college credits via Running Start like crazy. I got my Associates, which roughly translates as Freshman and Sophomore year of college. The problem? I finished all my "non-science" credits while in high school. Now that I'm in university, I have a (excuse the French) **** ton of science classes to take, most of which are finished by now. My typical year so far at UW has been strewn with outrageous course loads, simply because I have nothing but science/math courses left. For example, this quarter my schedule was as follows: Differential Equations, Organic Chemistry II, Calculus III, and Organic Chemistry Lab I. It's summer quarter (9 weeks), and it's a ton of work for me in such a period of time. As a result, my University GPA has suffered greatly, down to a 2.75 (see note at the bottom). Back in High school, when I was taking 3 High school courses, worked a part time job, and took 3 college courses, I was doing fine, mostly 4.0s. I got a 5 on my AP Physics Calculus Exam. I was good. But man, these science courses are kicking my ass and I'm worried that it's hindering my ability to get into medical school, and more specifically, the MD/PhD program I dream of. I know, I know. I could always take it slow. But taking it slow and steady never impressed a medical school admissions office either. If you've ever aspired to get into medical school, you know taking one science course per quarter is something in your heart of hearts you don't want to do, because you're almost there, especially toward senior year. I have an MCAT planned for next year and about 300 hours of shadowing before I apply. What are my chances at PhD/MD? MD alone? Is my situation understandable enough to forgive a low GPA? Or am I just not cut out for it? Edit: PLEASE NOTE. The 2.75 GPA is from all the science courses, and does not include my other courses. My actual GPA is closer to 3.1.