SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hi y'all, I was wondering if anyone from Texas could give me their honest opinion regarding my situation. I am a junior and I am thinking of applying in the 2013 cycle. However, I didn't do as well this semester as I would hope to and combine that with a horrible freshmen year and a somewhat decent sophomore year, my overall gpa is projected to be 3.1ish and my science gpa is around a 2.98 or so. I know this is just pitiful. Dentistry is my passion but somethings did not go as planned because I admit, I was a bit arrogant thinking I could do well but I just did not plan well. At this point, I plan on applying AFTER graduation which is spring 2014. This will give me time to get my grades up. I suppose I will take this coming summer to prep for the DAT. Let's say I get a 22 or the impossible 23 or 24, on the DAT. Will this help my current situation at all? I know I will have to work my butt off for this. I would greatly appreciate any advice from y'all. I will also be contacting the admissions office at the three dental schools tomorrow.