wow, thank you! you all are so much help. I now have a whole list of questions written down that I can ask when I talk to the admissions people.
I am really hoping schools I apply to take into consideration that I did much much better my last two years of school. Also, I don't know if this would look bad or good on an application, but I took chemistry as an undergrad my first year and flunked it. I took it again after I graduated and got an A. Chemistry was always incredibly difficult for me but I worked my butt off the second time, and I hope that comes across well.
I thought about the BS/MSN entry route, and even though I am dreaming of being a midwife now, I think I'd like to get a BSN first and work a bit before I get my master's if I decide to get one.
Lexie, I wanted to apply to UMD too, but they have too many pre-reqs for me. I called to see if there was any way to be flexible about that or work around it and the woman acted as if I insulted her personally. So- unless I somehow get everything done they need me too, Maryland probably isn't an option. The tuition aspect of hopkins really does frighten me, though!
thanks again everyone
I'm learning sooo much by reading through these boards.