dat 2018

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    DAT November 2018 Percentiles

    Hey Guys, I was just wondering who else is in my boat. I got my DAT scores and despite the fact that I'm in like 90-99th percentile for all of my sections I got really low marks on the scale of 1-30. I don't understand why no one got above a 20 in our bio section and PAT no one above 22. It...
  2. M

    Last Minute DAT HELP!!

    Hi guys! SO i literally just signed up to write the canadian DAT for the november! I actually just wrote the PCAT in July. And I am kinda clueless on where to start. I have a month and couple weeks. I believe my chemistry and biology is strong considering i was just studying for PCAT recently...
  3. J

    Opinions on getting interviews!

    Hey guys this is my first post on here I just wanted to get some ideas of my chances for getting interviews or whether I should potentially retake the DAT! I took it for the first time yesterday morning and my scores were as follows: BIO: 20 GC:18 OC:27 RC:21 QR:19 PAT:20 TS:20 AA: 21 I have a...
  4. P

    Should I retake

    Can’t figure out
  5. K

    21 AA, 21TS, 22 PAT Are these scores adequate?

    I'm wondering if it is necessary to retake the DAT. I know my scores are good but I also know my scores aren't exceptional. I'm a rising junior and my GPA is a 3.63 and my sGPA is something around a 3.6. By the time I apply next year, I will have the necessary research, volunteering, and...
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    DAT Mastery App? Last Minute Study Tips?

    Hey all, So I'm taking my DAT this Friday, and I have gone through Destroyer about 7 or 8 times (I know it like the back of my hand). I have been just using random online resources, some of which @orgoman22 shared with me (thank you very much!). I have the DAT Mastery App on my phone and also...
  7. trying2bedentist

    DAT Breakdown 27AA/28TS/23PAT

    The breakdowns on SDN were super helpful in guiding my own studying, so I figured I would contribute one as well to help out those who are taking the DAT in the future. Just took the DAT today, very excited with my results. Here are my specific scores: PAT: 23 QR: 22 RC: 28 Bio: 26 GC: 30...
  8. G

    DAT Breakdown 8/10/2018 - 24AA/24TS/23PAT

    Hello I just took DAT last Friday and thought I would make a breakdown to give back to the sdn community. I've been on sdn without an account for a month and finally created the account :) I used the breakdown from @artist2022 as a template, thank you artist! Scores: PAT: 23 QR: 25 RC: 20 BIO...
  9. 9

    PAT: Keyhole and Rock Keyhole Strategy

    Hello, all! I am taking my DAT in 9 days, and I have been practicing and really struggling with rock keyholes and keyholes in general. I’ve used Bootcamp and DAT Genius to study. I know about looking for details with normal keyholes, but rocks can be really difficult. Any advice is appreciated...
  10. Dr_Dentist


    okay so I’ve struggled with RC the whole time while practicing the DAT RC and taking the DAT my first time. i was ranging from 17-19 on all practice test and i made a 13!! My first time taking the DAT. I used the method where you list numbers on the page and write keywords next to the number...
  11. xoghkszlan1

    DAT in approximately 2 weeks, am I ready?

    Hello, I am relatively new. I have been studying for little more than 2 months now, and I take my DAT on August 25th. Unlike most of the people, I already got into a dental school with a specialized 7 year combined degree program, so I just need to score 20 AA/TS or higher to fulfill the...
  12. P

    applied in june, dat first week of september too late?

    I applied in june so everything is verified for me, I have close to a 3.6 overall GPA and around 3.5 science GPA. Im non traditional student and speaking to admissions at a state school she said my app looks great. Im waiting on taking my DAT In September within the first 2 weeks of sep? is that...
  13. A

    What are my chances with 3.4 oGPA 3.3 sGPA 24 AA 23 TS 22PAT

    Hey guys what do you think my chances are at schools like NYU, Temple, Nova, UCSF, University of Florida, Meharry, Boston University, Western U, amongst others. Along with 24 AA 23TS and 22PAT with my lowest section being a 22 I have a 3.4 overall GPA and 3.3 science. I have 350 hours of...
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    Final DAT Study Tips

    Hello, all! I am new to SDN, but I have been reading threads for the last few months, and everyone has such great insights! I'm currently studying for the DAT, and I am taking it on August 24th. I have been studying most of the summer for it, every day, for at least 2-3 hours. The only...
  15. bigboikhoa

    DAT Breakdown/Opinions 24AA/ 24TS/ 22PAT

    I'm finally done! Weeks of studying and it all paid off! Real DAT: Bio/GC/OC/PAT/RC/QR 23/28/23/22/23/24 Dat Bootcamp 6-10 Bio:24/22/23/20/19 GC:23/21/21/20/20 OC:23/21/21/22/20 PAT:20/20/21/20/20 RC:19/19/20/20/19 QR:19/20/24/20/20 Resources: DAT Bootcamp, DAT Destroyer, Feralis Notes...
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    Reading Comprehension

    I have my DAT in less than 3 weeks and im still struggling to find a strategy to use for RC. Reading is one of my weaker areas. Ive done two of the practice tests on BC and got as low as a 16 which im very concerned about. I didn't even get to reading the last passage, let alone answering the...
  17. Ms.2:30


    Hey guys! So I just finished my DATs today and surprisingly I knocked that thing out of the park. I will not be doing any long a** breakdowns yet I will say this. I studied mainly from BC and didn't really even touch destroyer. I personally thought destroyer destroyed my confidence which you...
  18. Sameffect

    DAT scores Advice

    Hey everyone, I just took my DAT today, but the scores I got for the PAT were no where near what I wanted and there is a reason why I got it. Breakdown: Perceptual Ability 14 Quantitative Reasoning 18 Reading Comprehension 19 Biology 19 General Chemistry 24 Organic Chemistry 18 Total Science 19...
  19. nostalgicfreedom

    DAT DONE ! 24AA 25TS

    Hello everyone, After approximately 2 months of studying (studying on average for about 8/9 hours a day), I can finally say that I am forever done with this exam! I can’t express how happy I feel about not having to study for this dang exam anymore. Some Stuff About Me (aka not important...
  20. D

    Should I apply this cycle

    I guys I recently took the dat and scored a AA of 19 the total breakdown is as follows PA 21 QR 17 RC 16 BIO 22 GC 20 OC 21 AA19 I have a 3.5 gpa. Multiple research experience, volunteer experience and working as dental assistant right now. I was hoping for a 20 or above but orgo score was...
  21. S

    DAT Breakdown 23 AA 20 TS

    Hi guys, I recently took my DAT earlier this month and thought I'd just post my breakdown, see if it helps anyone. So here it goes: PAT: 20 QR: 30 RC: 25 Bio: 21 GC: 22 OC: 19 TS: 20 AA:23 Study Materials: Feralis Bio Notes(Comprehensive version now on DAT Bootcamp), DAT Destroyer, Chad's...
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    DAT retake or apply?

    Hello, I just took my DAT and it wasn't great. I'm planning on retaking, but have to wait till September. Should I just go ahead and apply early and mention about my retake? or should I wait till September to apply? Is there a difference? Thanks! PAT 19 QR 18 RC 16 BIO 18 GC 19 OC 18 TS 18 AA 18
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    Should I retake the DAT? 19 AA, 18 TS

    Hi everyone! I am new here to SDN and would like some advice. I took the DAT in January and I am still not sure how I feel about my scores. (For reference, I have a 3.75 GPA and around 3.61 s GPA) Any advice/feedback is appreciated! Here's the breakdown of my scores: PAT: 18 GC:18 OC:18 BIO:19...
  24. F

    CDR vs real DAT

    I have been using crack the DAT to practice reading and... I am doing TERRIBLE!!! I scored a 16 on most of the practice tests so I am kinda freaking out... for those who already took the DAT, is cdr similar to the actual DAT in terms of difficulty??
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    DAT Study HELP

    i recently pushed my exam back 3 weeks and am struggling to figure out what to do: I originally went through all of Kaplan and then bought Bootcamp just before the exam. After taking the first five Bootcamp full lengths, my TS was averaging to about a 19-19.5, so I decided to push my exam back...
  26. O

    DAT low RC, avg/high TS(?)

    I recently took DAT and I got 17 on RC. Should I consider retaking it? AA 21 TS 23 QR 19 RC 17 PAT 23 BIO 21 G.Chem 23 O.Chem 27
  27. D

    Biology on the DAT

    What is the best way to study for biology on the DAT? As of right now I have feralis and cliff notes. I haven't started studying them, but I have two months to study during the summer before I take the DAT and I want to know if I should memorize one or the other or both and if theres any other...
  28. Lynndent

    Retake DAT 3rd time? Below avg stats

    Hi this is my first time posting and seeking advice on SDN. I applied very late this cycle (November) to a couple of schools and retook the DAT late November. I received 2 interview invites in February and eventually was waitlisted at both schools. I later received a rejection from one of the...
  29. K

    DAT Retake 24 AA, 27 TS

    hi all I just retook my DAT for the third time. here is my breakdown for all my attempts. (first-->second-->third) 2017-->2017-->2018 BIO 18 --> 21 --> 28 (+8) CHEM 19 --> 25 --> 24 (-1) OCHEM 15 --> 24 -->30 (+6) :soexcited: QR 15 --> 21 --> 22 (+1) PAT 17 --> 21--> 22 (+1) RC 17 -->...
  30. 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...
  31. R

    advice on whether or not to retake DAT?

    I’m sorry if this is the wrong place to post/something is off, this is my first time! I just took my DAT today and am feeling really :/ about it. I got a 23 AA, 20 TS, 21 PAT, 26 RC, 26 QR, 21 Bio, 21 GC, 19 OC. The orgo score in particular has me wondering if I should retake—I’m wondering if...
  32. D

    DAT bootcamp vs Kaplan or anything else??

    I am getting ready to sign up for either DAT bootcamp or Kaplan and wanted to know some of your guys input on which material would be more helpful. Money is not a deciding factor for me; however, I want to get material that will help me most in all subjects. I am currently a sophomore and I plan...
  33. F

    Organic Chemistry Questions- Nucleophiles and Electrophiles- Mechanisms

    Hello, I am having trouble with a few problems, I would appreciate your help. The question asks to identify the sequence of arrow pushing patterns in each of the following mechanisms. For 8.25 I got nucleophilic attack and proton transfer, however, I also got another proton transfer...
  34. H

    DAT Study buddy in Houston, TX

    Hello, If anyone is interested in studying for the DAT together, I have most of the popular DAT study tools & Subscriptions and don't mind sharing. Direct Message me :) Let's conquer this test together!
  35. turtleburtle77

    DAT Breakdown 2018 (22TS/22AA/21PAT/22QR/24RC/25BIO/21GCHEM/20OCHEM)

    Hello SDN Community! Here is my breakdown! I wanted to thank everyone on SDN for providing which study materials are the best and how to tackle the DAT! I would also like to thank DAT Destroyer and Ari for creating such master pieces! I am going to try and keep the following as concise as...
  36. Future Molinator

    QR Resources

    Hello! Could I get some guidance on what resources to use for the QR. My math is not strong, so I need more than practice questions. I am a visual learner, so I am trying to find a series of videos that would prepare me for the QR. Thanks!
  37. Future Molinator

    Organic Chemistry Breakdown of Type of Questions

    Hello, Can I get a conformation of the breakdown of questions for the orgo section. According to Kaplan, Reactions (30%) Mechanisms (17%) Chemical & Physical Properties (17%) Acid-Base Chemistry (10%) Aromatics and Bonding (10%) Stereochemistry (10%) Nomenclature (7%)
  38. 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...
  39. Future Molinator

    DAT Study Group!!

    Hey Guys!! I will be taking the DAT in May. I am just about to start with DAT Bootcamp, and I was wondering if anybody is eager to form a study group through Whatsapp? Or use another outlet in order to prepare for the exam. I am pretty comfortable with the biology section however I need to...
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    applied this past cycle, but didn't take DAT. Incomplete applicant or reapplicant for next cycle?

    I applied at the end of October 2017. I know it was pretty late but I decided to just go ahead.. so stupid. I thought I could cram and take DAT in december however I was not prepared. So my app was incomplete. I applied to 6 schools that I didnt really care about so in the high chance I would...