dental admission test

  1. 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...
  2. R

    Low GPA Advice Needed

    Hi Everyone! I applied this cycle and have not received any interview invites. The biggest problem with my application is my low GPA. My stats are oGPA: 3.3 sGPA: 2.97 DAT AA: 22 TS:19 Bio: 19 OC: 18 GC:19 RC: 27 QR: 25 PAT: 18. I know I need to improve my GPA, but I am unsure of the best way to...
  3. W

    Advice on starting a DAT prep

    Im planning on taking the DAT in April 2020 and will be prepping with DATDestroyer, Feralis notes, Dr. Romano's Dynamite bio review, DAT Bootcamp, and PAT Booster. Im a little unsure on how to begin studying for the DAT with the vast amount of information that is covered on it. Would it be wise...
  4. W

    Taking the DAT without Organic chem II advice

    Long story short, I’m a full time Dental Hygienist and have to take evening classes due to my work schedule (limited class offerings during most semesters). I’m strongly considering taking the DAT around April 2020 and have not taken Orgo II yet (made an A in Orgo I). I’ve made an A in all of my...
  5. M

    Did not mean to post

    Hello! I am finishing my last year of undergrad and just took my DAT. Here is my report PAT: 26 AA: 19
  6. D

    DAT Transcript Dilemma

    I'm a Canadian resident and I requested the CDA to send my DAT transcript to admissions offices of the universities I've applied to back in May. 8 out of the 10 universities I applied to received the transcript except for Tufts and Temple University. I tried to reach out and get a hold of them...
  7. dentalbenchprep

    SF/Silicon Valley - Dental Bench Prep Course for International Dental Applicants! -

    Don't wait! Dental bench Prep is offering an Advanced Dental Bench Test preparation course for international dentists preparing to apply to US dental schools. We are accepting reservations for a limited number of seats left for the course starting in Silicon Valley/Bay Area, California from...
  8. 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...
  9. D

    How i got into dental school with LOW GPA (under 3.0)

    Hi everyone! since the cycle was just opened, i want to share my experience when i was applying to dental schools. When i was applying last year, I was on SDN NON STOP. I was nervous, scared, and full of questions. I'm here to share my experience on how i got into dental school with LOW GPA. If...
  10. 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...
  11. Kobethegoat24

    What do you make of my DAT score?

    So I studied extremely hard and I can't say I was surprised with anything. Math has long been my weakest subject and I spent a lot of time on it but didn't the score I expected. So what do you guys think, should I retake(REALLY dont want to but I will if its a must), should I apply this cycle...
  12. P

    What are my chances?

    Date of submission: First week of June 2019 Overall GPA: 3.58 Science GPA: 3.44 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.52 DAT score (include AA and all sections): PA: 20 / QR: 17 / RC: 19 / BO: 20 / GC: 21 / OC 20 / TS: 20 / AA: 19 State of Residence: Minnesota Undergrad Attended: RIT Major: Biomedical...
  13. B

    International trained dentist

    Hello! I would like to ask you as a foreign dentist who wants to study in UCLA do I need to take the DAT test or I need to take only the Toefl exam and the NBDE 1 and 2 part?
  14. K

    RDH: How much of an advantage will I have when applying to dental school?

    Hi everyone, I am a registered dental hygienist currently working towards a bachelors in biomedical sciences. If I get almost straight A's for the rest of my curriculum, I can raise my oGPA to a 3.4-3.5, which I know is not the greatest. I am aiming high for the DAT and hoping to get a 25AA and...
  15. N


    Hi guys! I want to start purchasing and preparing for the DAT. I've read up on many of the books in which have helped many people succeed on here. I was wondering though, can anyone possibly post the links to the resources? I've looked up several on Amazon and there's sooo many different...
  16. Kobethegoat24

    When to take DAT?

    Hello everyone, so I have been studying for the DAT on and off since december but started full time studying for it in january. My scores were around a 16-17 for most the subjects. After one month all my scores have gone up Bio highest 24, Orgo highest 23, Math highest 20, GC highest 19, RC...
  17. artist2022

    Forum Members DAT Summary, Tips, & Tricks

    Hi all! I think it would be helpful to have everything* that is useful in this forum put together in one easily accessible thread for everyone to use. I'll also be adding links to products so people know what sorts of materials are helpful for the DAT. Signing up to take the DAT: 1. Read these...
  18. K

    Pre-Dent help!

    Hello All, I am a non-traditional student. I just finished my microbiology class at a community college and now transferring to a 4 year in January. I have all science classes left to finish.Biology I & II, Chem II,Organic I & II, Bio-Chem, Cell Bio, Genetics,Physics. I have it planned out to...
  19. C

    Hoping to get a little feedback...

    My wife is a 2nd year dental hygiene student. Recently a faculty member said she may want to think about switching to another field... She only has a few months of school left and he said she isn't quick enough on the cleaning to pass the final exam. Is this something that is common and is speed...
  20. Ericforeplay

    DAT Retake Advice

    Hey guys I m a Junior in college and I took my DAT today I would love to get some advices on what i should do. My score is as followed PAT: 22 QR: 23 RC: 21 GC: 19 OC: 23 Bio: 19 TS: 20 AA: 21 I have 3.83 GPA and 3.88 sGPA and will be applying broadly to private schools and UC schools. I was...
  21. 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...
  22. 9

    DAT and GPA correlations

    Hello all, I know that there are some older threads on this, but I was just curious about the DAT ranges by GPA? I have a 21 AA/22 PAT and roughly a 3.9 GPA. Is a 21 too low for my GPA? I have a friend who scored higher on the DAT, but they have a slightly lower GPA. Thanks!
  23. Kobethegoat24

    How to sign up for the DAT exam?

    I was looking online and it wont let me see what dates are available without paying. I wanted to see when the tests were available before I paid, is anyone aware of a website that allows for this?
  24. I

    Just took my DAT today. How do my stats look?

    My gpa currently is overall 3.63, sGPA: 3.64. (PS: I am also only an upcoming junior in undergrad currently and hopefully will be able to pull my GPA to about a 3.7 before I apply next year) DAT scores from today: - PAT: 20 - QR: 16 - RC: 26 - Bio: 24 -...
  25. 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...
  26. JackM255

    Taking DAT End of August or September?

    Hello! So I have made a few posts regarding the DAT as it is definitely the weakest aspect of my application. I have taken the DAT before and scored quite poorly... 17... ouch. I have been studying quite consistently reviewing materials to stay brushed up. But I am currently studying much harder...
  27. ngskf1838

    DAT help

    hello everyone My DAT is in 4 days and I don’t know what to do. I spent so much time on the sciences I forgot about PAT. I’m averaging 7/15 on each section. I’ve done all of BIO destroyer and half of GC destroyer. I haven’t completed all of BC practice tests. I’m averaging so far 18 in bio 18 in...
  28. 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...
  29. F

    Chance for current cycle?

    Hi all! Very curious, I'm applying to about 15-18 schools, I currently have a 3.5 GPA, 3.4 sGPA, and amazing extracurriculars, letters and personal statement. I just recently took my DAT and did not score as well as I anticipated PAT:18 QR:17 Reading:18 Bio:18 Chem:16 Orgo:18 TS: 17 AA:17 I plan...
  30. A

    Chances of getting an interview?

    Hey everyone! I’m new sdn and I wanted to use my first post to gather some opinions. A little about me— I am a veteran of the United States Air Force and current student-athlete. While in the military, I served as a dental assistant and was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service...
  31. R

    21AA/20TS DAT breakdown/low TS/PAT bad??

    Hey everyone, I took the DAT today for the first time. A little background on me: I just finished my second year of undergrad and just finished Org1 and 2 this past fall and spring semester. Here's my breakdown: AA 21 TS 20 PAT 20 RC 24 QR 19 BIO 18 GC 19 OC 24 I'm worried that despite my...
  32. 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...
  33. J

    18 DAT and 3.37 GPA. Chances of getting in?

    So I retook the DAT and is very disappointed in my score: PAT: 20 QR:18 RC:15 Bio: 19 GC: 17 OC: 21 TS:19 AA: 18 I was intending on applying this cycle. I have a 3.37 GPA because I messed up my first year of college. However, my GPA has been trending up and my past two semester's GPA has been...
  34. I

    bme student-->dental school

    Hi, So i'm a 2nd year biomedical engineering student (starting my 3rd year now) who doesn't really have the strongest gpa (2.9ish) at the moment because of the difficult classes that are required for my major (mechanical,electrical engineering). I have a health internship under my belt and a...
  35. 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...
  36. G

    third time applying to dental school 2019--need your advice

    Hello, The first time I applied to dental schools i applied with DAT 17 and 2.8 science GPA. overal gpa 3.55 didnt get an interview from any of the 12 schools. The second time (last cycle) i applied with a DAT of 20, 22 on each science, 16 on math, 3.2 science gpa..overal gpa 3.55. yet no...
  37. Cwinship

    DAT Summer Guide Service

    To all planning on taking the DAT this summer or in the future, I will happily answer your questions.
  38. S

    Dental School Chances

    I will be applying to dental school this year, but I haven't taken the DAT. I plan on studying hard for a month then taking it. This meany my application will be submitted early June. My gpa is above a 3.8, however I have 2 B's and 2 C's. Are these stats fine? Also what are the chances I get...
  39. F

    DAT Resources

    what are some of the best DAT resources? I am currently using Kaplan but feel myself getting too caught up with the lesson plans and 3 hour videos.
  40. R

    Chances at dentistry in the USA/Australia - Canadian student

    I'm a bachelor of science student in my third year of my degree in Alberta, Canada majoring in biology. These are my stats: GPA: 3.704 CDAT: 19 AA 19 BIO 19 CHEM 19 TS 20 RC 16 PAT I've got more than 100 hours of shadowing. I've done a lot of volunteering and for long periods of time, I've...