I am currently feeling discouraged because the counselors at my school are telling me that there is no way that I can follow my dreams with this form of GPA. I called up several nursing programs and they are telling me that if I do not have a 3.8+ GPA then I should not bother applying. I am in my second year attending a local community college in California and I am currently working several prerequisites until I transfer into a four year university. My problem is chemistry and I suck at it. No matter how hard I try, I am not receiving A's for that course, but rather I am getting a B. I took inorganic chemistry and got a B+ and I am currently taking organic chemistry and it is crazy hard! I am nearly pulling off getting a solid B, but I want to strive for an A. If I struggle with chemistry, there is no way that I can survive microbiology because it was a big killer for many students! I currently have a 3.5-3.6 overall GPA and I feel there are so many students who are way smarter than me that are getting into the program---just like a snap. I don't know what else to do if I do not get accepted? I wish I could retake my chemistry courses but my school does not allow that unless you receive a D or F. I plan to apply to 8+ schools that also include CSU's and several out of states and see if they would accept me? Again, I am avoiding SFSU and CSU East Bay because this is what they told me and I was discouraged hearing those words from them. I was wondering what can happen if I do not get accepted to the program and what should I do? What are your stories with nursing school when you were applying? I would love to hear them since I am new to this website so I would like more input on pre-nursing students!