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  1. rcollinb

    Which Masters Program Should I Choose Before Dental School (POLL)?

    Out of these programs, which program would prepare me the best for dental school (in poll)? Which program would look the best to a dental school? I understand it depends on the success of the program, how well I could do, and what I enjoy, but I am looking for an outside opinion that I may not...
  2. rcollinb

    One year Masters before dental school question & advice!

    Hey folks! I hope all are well during the strange times. I just wanted to post my situation right now to see if any of y’all wouldn’t mind giving me some advice! I am just about to graduate and I did not gain a seat to dental school this cycle. It left me with a gap year to do something...
  3. NYNJKING

    Application advice

    Hello I haven't taken the DAT yet and graduated in 2018 w/ a Biochemistry degree. I calculated my cGPA and sGPA through AMCAS and AACOMAS. cGPA is 3.23 and sGPA is 3.2 or aacomas 3.16. Don't know if that has any bearing but I also had all As besides 1 B+ in my last 33 credits. Kind of undecided...
  4. P

    25 years old. military spouse and mom

    I would 100% be considered non traditional. Ever since I was little dental school was the goal. I did think I wanted to do medicine because of my family who are mostly in medicine but really dentistry has been my dream. I graduated college in 2016 and applied to dental school right after. I...
  5. M

    Is a Masters or Post-Bacc Necessary?

    Hi all, I'm going to be reapplying this cycle and was wondering with my GPA if it's necessary to get a masters? This past year all I've been doing is working volunteering and taking an anatomy class. Therefore, would it look good on my app that for a year I went back to school for a masters...
  6. M

    For Sale Selling DAT Study Material

    Hello, Selling my old DAT materials which includes the following: DAT Kaplan Review Notes DAT Kaplan Lesson Book Kaplan Flash Cards Barron's DAT guide (w/ CD Rom w/ example tests) DAT Destroyer Math Destroyer I also printed out these extra items in case I needed to study again but never used...
  7. T

    DAT AA Calculator - DAT Bootcamp

    Hey everyone! Quick question for those that used DAT Bootcamp in the past. I was curious as to how accurate the 'AA calculator' is on the site. As in, after taking my practice tests, I then have been plugging my averages for each section into the calculator to see my expected AA score and I'm...
  8. A

    Dental to Optometry

    Hello everyone Im writing to get everyones input on my situation. I recently took the DAT and scored a 111 on it (adding all the sections together). I know some schools require at least a 105 on the DAT to be considered competitive. Im currently in the dental hygiene program and was applying...
  9. G

    DAT Retake - already used bootcamp so now what do I do

    Hi! I took the DAT back in August (scored an 18 AA) and am now prepping for a retake. I used bootcamp before and did all ten practice tests multiple times sooo I don’t really want to use bootcamp again, since I think I’ll remember the questions and it’ll be ineffective. I already purchased PAT...
  10. 1

    Did anyone take DAT recently? How was It? (Tips or Recommendations Welcome)

    Hi, just a clueless lad here asking if anyone recently took the DAT by any chance? Taking mine by the end of this month and just wanted to see where and how to focus my last 1.5 weeks before the test. Any tips or advice are welcome and appreciated. This thread is not only for myself but for all...
  11. haley1438

    Should I Consider a Masters? Or a retake?

    I’m currently freaking out because my DAT score is 19 and my GPA is 3.6, I’m not confident that I can get into dental school with that. Would it be worth my time to skip applying this cycle in May and do a masters or retake my DAT or should I chance it and apply anyways? I have a ton of...
  12. W

    What are some topics you should’ve studied more before your DAT

    I know that we will get different versions of the DAT and we should take it with a strong foundation of the material BUT which topics do you wish you had prepared more for? Which topics showed up more/less on your actual DAT than you expected? I’m learning my strengths and weaknesses by doing an...
  13. E

    Dual Enrollment, DAT's, and Dental School Applications

    I am a senior in high school and I want to pursue dentistry. I have been taking online dual enrollment classes at a local community college for almost 2 years now, and I am getting my associates degree as a graduate high school. Thus I start university as a junior, and don't have as much time in...
  14. K

    I'm scared

    I posted here before about studying for the DAT a little over 2 months ago and I'm honestly incredibly embarrassed to say that things definitely didn't go as planned between then and now. I take my test on January 9th and so far I've only gone through all of the 2019 DAT Destroyer questions, did...
  15. shkswimming

    DAT Date Concern

    Hello, I am a non-traditional student (military after semester of college). I will be taking Ochem 2 in the spring with Genetics and upper biology elective (12 credits). My concern is I am not sure when to take the DAT if I want to apply for the upcoming cycle. Not sure how to study DAT during...
  16. I

    Seeking advice! Don't have time to retake OAT, should I consider taking the DAT instead?

    Hello all! I got myself into a little pickle and didn't score as high on the OAT as I would have liked. I got a 320 AA/ 310 TS and really needed a higher score (around 75th percentile) to balance out a lower GPA (~ 3.1) but got caught up with work, school, and family problems. I know that if...
  17. L

    Barry University BMS Spring 2019

    Hey, I just recently got accepted to the barry university biomedical sciences program. I was wondering what to expect from the program and if anyone else is entering during the spring semester?
  18. Rainbowsheep5

    2019 DAT Breakdown 30TS/28AA/26PAT

    My scores: PAT 26 QR 30 RC 24 Bio 28 GC 30 OC 30 TS 30 AA 28 Resources (comparisons and recommendations) - I used Bootcamp, Destroyer, Math Destroyer, Orgoman Organic Odyssey, Dynamite Bio notes, and PAT Booster - I went over the BC twice and the Destroyer twice -- I'm really not a genius...
  19. dr.ddental

    Break Down (23 AA) & CrackDAT review

    Alright! So I’m pretty new here and have mostly just been lurking on here, but I really wanted to review this software. Also, in case you need reassurance about what feels like crappy studying.. So basic stats and GPA: DAT: AA 23 TS 22 OC 26 GC 21 BIO 22 RC 30 QR 16 ☹️ PAT 19 GPA...
  20. C

    Contacting schools for unofficial DAT scores // Help contacting Touro

    Hi all! Do you guys know if we can contact schools and ask if they accept looking at unofficial DAT scores before its verified? Also I tried contacting Touro over the phones and it seemed as if their phone line did not work. Then I tried emailing them and they have not responded in weeks. Anyone...
  21. Bohr_

    Should I retake or apply with what I have? (20AA/21TS/24PAT)

    I took the DAT today and did not do as well as I hoped. I know it's a respectable score, but UNC is my dream school and it's right below there average. I am a NC resident and went to UNC for undergrad. Here is my score: PAT - 24 QR - 17 (smh, I majored in statistics so this was a bummer) RC -...
  22. S

    DAT

    Hey guys! I recently graduated and have a 3.2 cgpa 3.1 science gpa, I was looking to take calculus and physiology at a cc and if I got an A in both those classes that could raise me to a 3.3 cgpa. I was pre-med in undergrad but due to my gpa and my personality I realized medical school wasn't...
  23. T

    20 AA/ 20 TS DAT- Retake ?!!?!!!

    Hi everyone! Just took the dat and got a 20AA/20TS . I have a 3.75 gpa, lots of volunteering hours, lots of shadowing hours, have been working as a dental assistant at a free clinic, will start working at a cancer research lab in September, and am involved with 3 clubs on campus. I’m aiming at...
  24. O

    what schools take your best DAT scores?

    I was just wondering what schools take the best scores from your DAT tests? Thanks!
  25. D

    LOW QR score!!! help! (Retake)

    Hello, I took the DAT a couple of days ago and these are the scores I received: Bio 21 GC 20 OC 21 PAT 20 RC 29 QR 15 TS 21 AA 21 The first time I took the DAT I received: Bio 17 GC 17 OC 18 PAT 20 RC 21 QR 14 TS 17 AA 17 As you can see, math is just not for me.. both times I...
  26. A

    DAT bootcamp difficulty vs difficulty of real DAT

    Hey everyone apologies if this has been asked a lot already. My DAT is coming up in a week. I've used bootcamp a lot for practice tests, and my scores were usually 18-21 on all the science practice tests except bio. I was wondering how the difficulty of bootcamp compared to the actual test, and...
  27. artist2022

    DAT Study Buddy Megathread!

    Hey guys! In the interest of making SDN a more helpful place, we have decided to create a megathread to make it easier for users to find people to study with. In the past, these types of threads were moved to the Classifieds Forum, but we felt they were quickly drowned out by the ads there. As...
  28. Dustyrose96

    DAT Prep DILEMMA, please HELP!

    You know the saying that there is a time and a place for everything? Or something along the lines of things having"bad timing"? Well, I feel like I am either not finding the right time to start my DAT perp.. or I'm just too afraid of starting because I don't want it to go downhill. I know its...
  29. FutureDDS93

    Native American Pre-Dent. Low GPA Advice Please!

    Hey everyone, I am a first generation native student from a rural area who recently graduated with my B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology along with a couple minors. I am currently in the process of applying to dental school but I am extremely worried about my gpa. Long story short, I was...
  30. OddCorncake

    How long after my DAT retake is my score going to post to the AADSAS application?

    Hey guys, I have recently retaken the DAT June 7th and have done significantly better than my first take (19 AA --> 23 AA). My only issue is that I am getting conflicting information on when my scores are going to post. Some people tell me 10-14 days, ADA practically told me 2 months. What...
  31. ChemistryDentist

    ChemistryDentist's 2019 DAT Breakdown (27AA/25TS/25PAT)

    Hi everyone! I've been a longtime lurker on SDN and have used a ton of advice from those in this forum, so I really thank you all a ton for everything. I'm writing this breakdown to give back for all the help I received, and to hopefully help some people who were more tight on money like myself...
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  33. V

    PAT advice?

    Alright guys, so I take my DAT exactly two weeks from today and I've been doing pretty well in most areas but am struggling with my timing and a few sections on the PAT (specifically keyhole and TFE). When I start a new PAT test (I use both PAT Booster and DAT bootcamp), I immediately skip to...
  34. S

    Free DAT Practice Test through 'March 2 Success' (Peterson's DAT) - Anyone Taken This??

    Has anyone used the free DAT given by "Peterson's" through "March 2 Success"? My pre-health advisor at my University recommended it to me, but I can not seem to find ANY information about other students using it. It would help if I could gauge my scores against other students', because the test...
  35. B

    DAT Breakdown 17AA —> 21AA

    First off, let me say this has been a long time coming. I have wanted to be a dentist since I was 10 years old. I graduated in December of 2017. I majored in Biology had a GPA of 3.86 and a science GPA of 3.75. I have around 100 hours of volunteering and over 4000+ hours of shadowing and work...
  36. V

    RC Help! Take DAT in 3 weeks!

    Hi Guys! So I have been preparing myself to take the DAT for about 3 months now and I will take it in about 3 weeks! (May 30th) I have been doing great on practice questions, tests, learning from mistakes, etc. and have scored a 21 on two full tests but really want to do better. Where I...
  37. O

    Need Advice!

    Hi everyone, I am a little confused on what to do next with my life. I applied this previous cycle and got one interview with an 18AA and a 3.21 oGPA and a 3.0sGPA. Over the past year (my senior year) I was able to raise my oGPA to a 3.39 and my sGPA to a 3.1. I am planning on reapplying right...
  38. D

    Feeling Lost & Unmotivated

    I really, really want to become a dentist but there are a lot of things that have been bothering me lately that makes me feel unmotivated sometimes. I'm almost done with my junior year, taken all the main classes for pre-dental and don't know where to go from here. I don't have much...