advice on dental school

  1. insaiyanpredent

    Considering Dental School while in SMP

    Hi, I'm currently a second-semester student at Rutgers SMP. From Undergrad not SMP, My cGPA is a 3.2 AMCAS sGPA is a 3.2 and I have no dental experience, but the main reason for the switch is because I'm considering a job still in the healthcare field that will have good incentives yet will...
  2. P

    Nova vs. Creighton

    I did the MBS program at Nova Southeastern University this past year, and after successful completion I was admitted into their Dental Class of 2024. About a month ago I also received my official letter of acceptance from Creighton University. I unfortunately never had the opportunity to visit...
  3. try1ng

    What are my chances? Low GPA, high DAT

    Date of submission: Plan to apply as early as possible (TMDSAS in May, AADSAS in June) Overall GPA: 3.45 (possibly 3.49 at end of semester) Science GPA: 3.17 (possibly 3.24 at end of semester) Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.33 (possible 3.41 at end of semester) (how much does this GPA matter btw? Do...
  4. rpsb16

    Pre-dental -NEED ADVICE.. BADLY!

    Before I explain my story i hope nobody laughs at the mistakes i've made, I just want to know if i have a shot at my dream of dentistry. So first of all my first year consisted of me getting 5 C+'s , and 1 D+ (in calc2). My second year first semester consisted of me getting an A, A, C, and a B...
  5. A

    Advice Needed...Rethinking Dental School

    Hello everyone. I am in need of some advice. In the past year, my financial situation has DRASTICALLY changed... to the point where I need to rethink going to dental school. My family is in poverty and I think that going to school for an additional four years for around 400-500K of debt (my...
  6. S

    Dental Interview after December

    I recently received an invitation to interview. My first one.. Yahoo !! However, when I went schedule the interview, the only openings were Jan 3&4. FYI... GPA is 3.41 DAT 20 PAT 19 First question... Is that a problem for admission sine it is after DEC ? Does it diminish my chances...
  7. M

    Application/DAT Timeline

    Hey everyone, Thank you in advance for your help. I just completed my junior year of undergrad working towards a B.A. in Chemistry. I have a cumulative GPA of 3.88. Overall, I feel behind the ball in my decision to pursue dentistry since most of my peers have experience and have already taken...
  8. N

    Should I Apply to Dental Schools...

    I've been contemplating whether or not I should apply to dental schools. I had a low undergraduate GPA (2.8) and I'm currently in a master's program to help increase my GPA. Unfortunately, I've only brought up my GPA to a 3.0 in the master's program. I took my DAT and scored an AA 21. In...
  9. future_nostalgia

    Where else should I apply? 26 AA, 3.50 oGPA, 3.4 BCPM

    Hey everyone! I've been stalking these threads and I've posted a similar thread in the past, but as the 2018 - 2019 cycle approaches, I've been refining my list of schools but I wanted some more suggestions. I'm not sure if my list is too long/should be longer, because I'm worried about my GPA...
  10. Duña_

    To My Fellow DAT Re-Takers...

    Hello all! I took my DAT today, (3/31/2018) and am underwhelmed to say the least. AA: 19 TS: 19 BIO: 19 GC: 19 OC: 18 RC: 22 QR: 18 PA: 18 Undergraduate Cumulative GPA: 3.43 Undergraduate Science GPA: 3.2 I was particularly surprised with QR since it seemed ridiculously easy compared to...
  11. Sameffect

    Letters of Recommendation from community college

    Hey everyone, I will be applying for Dental School in the upcoming cycle. I am getting a LOR from an instructor at my 4 year university and another from a dentist. For my third letter, I was thinking about asking my chemistry professor (PhD) whom I have kept in contact with for over 3 years...
  12. Future Molinator

    The One Where We Get Into Dental School! FB Group

    Hey guys! I know there are a lot of Facebook groups already in place to help us. HOWEVER, you can never have to many resources. Please join my group, "The One Where We Get Into Dental School," I would love to see my group grow with people whom share the same interest. Let me just say, I...
  13. wontonamera

    When to apply for dental school? Help please!

    Hey guys, so I wanted to share my stats and some info about me and get some feedback on when it would be best for me to apply to dental school. I am currently a senior at my university and will be graduating in May 2018 with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in Biology. I had originally...
  14. ggj

    before applying to dental school, read this

    Hi all! Just graduated with my DMD and wanted to share some advice on this thread - Before applying to dental school, read this. – ginwa cou – Medium Please feel free to post or message with questions!
  15. M

    Help...please!

    Hey all! I just wanted to see what kind of advice I could get, as I am currently thinking dental school and will hopefully be applying next summer. I will be a rising junior anthropology major at a liberal arts college this coming fall. I am really nervous for the whole application process as...
  16. P

    I Need Advise on How to Build a Competitive Application for Dental School

    Hello! I'm 23 years old and I graduated from college last year. I spent my first year and a half as an undergrad in a community college before transferring and graduating from a four year university. I have a Bachelor of Science degree and I majored in Biology. Currently, I'm working as a...
  17. C

    What more can I do for this coming cycle?

    Hi everyone! I've been lurking around for a bit but made this account to get some advice from you all as I'm driving myself crazy with worry. I applied back for the 2016 cycle but got no interviews. I am positive that it was because of my GPA has I had a really tough transition to college and...
  18. kmillz

    Dental School: 2018 Application Cycle

    Hi everyone! I've been looking for a thread like this for the upcoming application cycle specifically, and haven't found it anywhere. So I figured I'd start one myself :) I'm relatively new to SDN besides the occasional stalking for other pre-dents who are starting to freak out about this...
  19. W

    Rescheduled Test & Rebooting- Advice?

    Hello! My DAT journey has been quite difficult, as it has been for many others here. I originally took the DAT in 2014 for the 15' cycle and did horrible on my DAT with a 14AA, 15TS, and 19PAT (I didn't study, but that's another story for another time). I graduated (3.2 overall and 3.2...
  20. johna72481

    soooo LECOM dental?

    I am at a bit of a cross roads. I have only gained acceptance to one dental school so far and its LECOM. I got my acceptance early January so its almost time for me to submit my deposit to hold my seat. That being said, I don't know if I want to go there. I have read a lot of negative things...
  21. ucfknight7

    Nontraditional Pre-dental student applying this cycle! (PLEASE HELP)

    If you guys could give some solid advice for my personal situation I'd appreciate so much. I'm a senior and I was planning on applying to dental school this upcoming cycle, but I am stuck on whether or not that is the best route for me. I have a low GPA that should be around 3.2, which is mainly...
  22. D

    University of Detroit Mercy Dental School vs. West Virginia Dental School vs. Midwestern-Il Dental?

    Its hard finding information on school reputations..whether or not a school is good...which schools are better than others..so, I was wondering if anyone knew how to find dental school rankings (although i heard there aren't any). Has anyone heard of these schools, and what have you heard about...