SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Conventional wisdom on SDN is that, in general, ds have a cut-off point for both GPA and DAT scores. The number usually thrown is 17 for DAT and a 3.0 for GPA. The data for the class entering 2011 does not support this misconception. There are 22 ds with a reported minimums of either gpa or dat or both. Out of these, 10 show a min of 17 for dat and 3.0 and above for gpa. More importantly, there are 22 ds with enrollees with DAT below 17, 43 with science gpa and 23 with overall gpa below the magic 3.0. As it has been mentioned before, since Dean/Directors of Admission make the guidelines they can just as easily ignore them. Before members of the Under 3.0 Club start popping the corks on Champagne bottles, let' s keep this in perspective. Only 5.9 % of enrollees had an of AA below 16, 9.3% sci GPA and 2.3% overall GPA below 3.0; roughly 1/3 of the applicant pool with low scores gained acceptance/enrolled. By contrast, 73% of applicants with AA scores at 21+, 72% of applicants with either sci GPA or overall GPA at 3.75+ gained acceptance/enrolled.