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School list help please!!!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by KN19, Jun 23, 2013.

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  1. KN19

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    Hi guys, please help me :D
    Cum gpa: 3.68
    Science gpa: 3.5

    I rescheduled my DAT for July 20th so I have to apply without knowing my scores :(
    But! I'm trying to be optimistic and realistic at the same time.

    Lets say I get an AA of 19 or 20(pray) and none of my sections are under 17

    Is this a good list of schools to apply to? I am a NY resident and my dream school is Stony Brook. If it helps a bit, I went to Stony for undergrad and have volunteered all year at their dental clinic ( probably doesn't matter too much lol ).

    There are 19 schools right now and I want to trim the fat so please help! I'm willing to go anywhere, I just want to be a general dentist and I reaaaallly don't want to apply twice so I'm trying my best to do this right!

    Arizona
    Lake Erie
    Nova
    Midwestern
    Louisville
    Maryland
    Boston
    Tufts
    Detroit Mercy
    U Mich
    Creighton
    UMDNJ
    Columbia ( I might replace this with University Connecticut, but I don't think they are very OOS friendly)
    NYU
    UB
    Stony Brook
    Case Western
    Oregon Health and Science
    Temple
  2. KN19

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  3. Ionz

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    Stats look very average. Might want to consider 22+ for a reassurance, but other than that, very average (to be bloody honest)

    Having said that, take out all OOS unfriendly ones.
  4. KN19

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    oh man 22+??? That's some serious cash to put down :/ okay thanks for the help, I thought I was pretty good at taking out the OOS unfriendly ones out. Are any of the ones I posted very OOS unfriendly? I made this list using the guide book.
  5. ktran17

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    UMDNJ and OHSU I would take out and replace with OOS friendlier schools.
  6. KN19

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    Alright, thanks a lot!
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    wtf lawlz?
  8. Ionz

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    I meant DAT scores 22+, not 22+ number of schools. Sorry about that confusion
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    You are aiming for a 19/20, have a 3.6, and only taking your DAT late-July (meaning you'll be complete and looked at by late Augustish). Even if your stats get you the interview, it's your interview skills that get you an acceptance. I don't think you have the flexibility to "trim the fat". In dental applications, you are the fat to be trimmed. You want extra schools for a buffer.
  10. KN19

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    No I realize that, by "trimming the fat" I just meant cutting out OOS unfriendly schools/schools that I really don't have a chance in based on factors I might have overlooked. Oh and thanks Ionz for clearing that up :)

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