How does the school view retakes?
I retook a few classes (Chem I was retaken a few times for reasons other than academic difficulty) and in the retakes achieved no less than a B in any of them. Classes I did not retake include Physics, O-Chems. Bottom line is none of my retakes were done due to academic difficulty simply poor time management, immaturity, full-time work, and ADHD. No excuses, I own my mistakes and think they shaped me in the positive but still are hold ups in the eyes of adcoms, for good reason I suppose.
What I do have going for me is an upward trend as well as 5+ years in EMS as a paramedic. Also so decent EC like volunteering, teaching, and a non-science research internship my freshman year of college. GPA is okay maybe at about 2.8 for both cGPA and sGPA.