Originally Posted by arash2012
thanks for your repply and yes I think I can bring up my gpa to a 3.0 and work on extra curricular's but if I decide to retake those science courses it would still mean I have to finish my undergrad in 5 years since I am going to be retaking many courses would that be fine ?
Lots of people take more than the "stated" 4 years to complete their undergraduate degree. It's more of the norm nowadays. DS adcoms like older applicants with built up experience. Keep in mind, the average age for an entering dental student is 24.7. So starting dental school at 21-22 after 4 years of undergrad happens too, but you will be younger than most of your entering class. Many people need time to study for the DAT, build up experience, end up realizing they are in for a career change, and live life a little before they make the big commitment.