Advice on BCPM courses

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by dsms_02, 09.23.14.

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  1. dsms_02


    Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical
    Hi! I am a Canadian student and I am planning on applying to dental school. Right now my cGPA is 3.5. I haven't taken my DAT just yet. But, my main problem is regarding the BCPM gpa, because I took the basic physics and math courses over 3 years ago in my freshmen year.

    During that time, my family was having a very difficult time because of a massive house fire that I had experienced. This trauma along with the stress translated into very bad grades (2.4 gpa). But I worked really hard to pull that to a 3.5, my last 2 years have been 3.8-4.0. Do you think US dental school admissions will look down at the low BCPM (3.2-3.3) which is being pulled down due to the terrible physics courses? If so, what should I do to improve?

    Thank you!
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  3. 2THDDS

    2THDDS 2+ Year Member

    you have a strong upward trend and your GPA is still pretty decent even after the tragic event/semester.
    Just mention it in the application about why you had a bad semester and I think you should be fine.

    If you really feel the need, you can take more BCPM classes to raise it even more, but IMHO, I think you will be fine as long as you get on-par DAT score.

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