SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Id really appreciate a little advice on how to approachthis application cycle. I am currently a junior at a small Baptist college andhave been pursuing pharmacy school for the past 4 years. Recently, I havedecided to change my career to dentistry. I dont know much about how to applyto dental school but here is a little about me: I currently have a 2.98 cumulative GPA and a 3.1biology/chemistry GPA. I havent taken the DAT yet but plan to this summer. Iwill also have 80 completed hours shadowing/working with a dentist and 20 hourswith an oral surgeon. I am also Secretary of Tri Beta Biological Honors Society at my university. Important classes/grades: Organic I C lab B- Organic II C+ lab A- General Chem B+ lab B QuantitativeAnalytical Chem B- lab A- Gross/CadaverAnatomy A MammalianPhysiology B Embryology B Genetics B+ Cell andMolecular Bio B Pathology A Microbiology B Of coursethese are not all my grades or my GPA wouldnt be so low. These are my upperlevel and pre-req classes. I only want to attend/apply to Tennessee School ofDentistry which is in-state for me so I will need at least a 20 DAT tosurvive. I will be taking Biochemistry and Histology this upcoming fall alongwith other university required courses to complete my degree in Biology. I havealso looked into a Masters in Biochemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology toenhance my GPA. I guess whatIm asking is, should I apply this year? If so, would applying in August be early enough?Or should I wait for my fall grades to improve my GPA? What should be my gameplan? Thanks foryour help!