I applied to eight schools last october. My gpa is 3.04 I have good gre and good letters. I have about eighteen months of research experience altogether. So far ive been rejected by three schools. Am i being delusional in thinking ill get acceptwd,? Ive met gead students before and i dont think theyre very different from me. Im already 26 and i want to move on with my scientific career instead of working dead end jobs that eat away at my soul. But i know my gpa is not the best. I took a lot of hard science classes probably more than i should have. I sacrificed grades to pursue my interests. What Are my chances of getting into graduate school,,?