Hi Rachaelfc, I was in the same boat as you when I applied. I majored in bio physio and unfortunately due to a lot of family health and person issues I graduated with a 2.97 GPA. This killed me. My transcripts look like a parabola, up down and back up. I was so discouraged to apply anywhere and I was still debating if I wanted to do PA or RN/NP. My last semester of undergrad I got all A's in my upper div/major classes - pharmacology, cardiores physio, biochem 2, etc. After 2.5 years (I graduated May 2015), I applied for nursing school this cycle and I have already been accepted to TWO SCHOOLS - Samuel Merritt's ABSN and Georgetown University's MSN program. I was SHOCKED! I interviewed at WesternU's, so I'm waiting to hear from them and USF. Although my grades weren't all that great, my pre-reqs were A's and B's. After graduating, I also took some classes through a local junior college - med term, micro, psych classes - all the pre-reqs for nursing school that I didn't take during my undergrad. Some schools that post-undergrad classes into count for your GPA, a 'cumulative GPA'. But other programs like CSULA and CSULB, you must have a 3.0 GPA for your undergraduate degree. I applied but obviously did not get in. I think what also really helped is the volunteering and extra activities I did. I volunteered a lot of various clinic sites - 1.5 years at trauma 1 emergency department, I went to Central America twice for a medical brigade, I've done monthly shifts at a homeless shelter serving food and for the past two years I've been working as a medical assistant at a free clinic in SF, specializing in transgender care and addiction medicine. Don't think of it as all grades. A lot of schools take a holistic approach on their applications. They're not just looking for amazing grades, but the fact that you are truly interesting in helping others. It was volunteer/work experience and my personal statement, I think, that boosted my chances. It's also not too late to start volunteering. If you can't make a weekly commitment, try biweekly or monthly. I hope this information helps towards your RN journey.