Did I kill my chances of getting into a top 20 school?

<p>I'm hoping you guys could give me an idea of what my chances are of getting into a top tier graduate school for bio chemistry.</p>

<p>the good:
-two very good Recs from profs I've worked with.
-2 years of research experience
-4.0 gpa at my state university, and a 4.0 on all major work, with a few grad classes (not a top school, but its fairly difficult).
I also expect to have a great GRE score (I've spent all my free time/summer studying).</p>

<p>The Bad:
Before i attended my State uni, I was going to a community college for computer repair, and since i wasn’t really concerned about my gpa I let myself get C's in 3 computer related classes. Ulitimatly I got a 3.54 GPA with a associates degree in science. I feel like this going to kill me.</p>

<p>So do i have any chance?</p>

<p>No, I'm afraid you're application is going in the trash.</p>

<p>Seriously. Are you kidding me? Is this a joke, or what? You're application is perfectly fine!</p>

<p>Just do well on the GRE and I think you will have a great shot at the top programs. Also, you will need 3 letters for most of the programs in biomedical science.</p>

<p>Awesome, I feel a lot better about applying now.
I guess I’m a pessimistic kind of person--I've heard a lot of talk about how difficult Top 20 graduate admissions have become, and I thought that a slight imperfection might dash my chances of getting in.</p>

<p>The fact that you went to a university after community college makes your CC record practically irrelevant. The thing you should worry about is your GRE, recommendations (like PhD-Bound mentioned, you will need a 3rd), and your statement of purpose. That old community college transcript should be the last thing on your mind.</p>

<p>I second Battlefrog. I really do not see how you are going to be excluded from any of the top programs (unless you littered your SOP with expletives). And you certainly should not feel like you need to be vindicated by us. Have you spoken to your adviser about which programs you should apply to? What was their advice? </p>

<p>Do well on the GRE and you should be OK. Best of luck.</p>