dental school acceptance

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    WesternU vs. Colorado (OOS)

    Hey everyone! This is my first post so please go easy on me! I recently got accepted to the DMD program and WesternU and the DDS program at CU. I am a CA resident so do not qualify for in-state at CU unfortunately :confused: I was wondering where everyone thought was a better school to go to...
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  3. Raesel

    Harvard vs. UCLA (OOS) vs. UNC (IS) vs. UF (OOS)

    Hi everyone! I’m currently trying to decide which dental school I’d like to go to and I was wondering if any dental students could share their experiences. I’m in a unique position where I’ve received scholarships from a majority of the schools. UNC is my state school and they have given me the...
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    What are my chances?

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    Non-trad(27 year old) pre-dental looking for advice on pre-reqs

    So I’m just starting my pre-reqs and looking for advice on the best way forward. Currently, I have a bachelors degree in accounting from Western Governors University (online school). The downside is that through this university I have no gpa. I do have about 30 hours attempted from a community...
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    Applying with a Misdemeanor

    Are there any dentists/applicants/dental students that have checked yes on the "have you been convicted of misdemeanor or summary offense" What was your experience in regards to all of that? Did you mark no because it was expunged, what was your experience with that? Thanks so much you guys...
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  8. beso1221

    good DAT and GPA, Applied to 13 schools.

    Hi, what are my chances of getting more interviews? my application was complete on 9/15 DAT: 19 AA/ 21 TS/ 20 PAT GPA: 3.5 cGPA/ 3.55 sGPA International student, Residency: Florida Interviews: NOVA Schools applied to: NOVA Midwestern- ILL Midwestern- Arizona Tufts NYU Case western Las vegas...
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    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...
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    Chance me! :]

    I am applying this 2019-2020 cycle. I am a Washington Resident. I have 3.51 sGPA and cGPA. First 2 years were 2.70, last 3 years were 3.97 combined (upward trend). My DAT scores are: 24AA, 23TS, 23PAT. RC 19, BIO25, CHEM24, OCHEM22, QR30 - 200+ Shadowing hours at GD offices, Ortho, Endo, OMFS...
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    Dental Schools with group interviews?

    Does anyone know which dental schools do group interviews over one on one or MMI?
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  13. aspiring-dentist101

    Importance of GPA/Acceptance chances?)

    I've been wanting to post about this for a very long time. I have been busy with family, interviews, work, etc. So I haven’t been able to post on sdn. I have decided to post it now for the sake of future applicants. This is intended for future applicants and most importantly for those that did...
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    Low science GPA, is there a chance?

    Hello all, I know there's a bunch of threads in regards to this question. I plan to apply to dental school this upcoming summer and am currently studying for the DAT, but after further consideration, I'm worried and stressed in regards to my stats. I graduated with a business degree but took...
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    Atlantic Bridge 2019 - Irish Dental

    Hey everyone - I couldn't find a thread for people who applied this year to Irish dental schools, so I thought I'd create one! In case anyone was curious, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Guelph this past June. I applied to...
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    USC vs. UoP

    Hello! I was lucky enough to get acceptance from my two top choices! If we'd say the cost of attending for each school is exactly the same due to scholarship, which school would you attend? I know people usually prefer UOP over other schools because we get out the school a year early but...
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    Columbia vs. UCSF (OOS) vs. TX-Houston (IS)

    Hi all, I was lucky enough to be accepted to all the dental schools I applied to, and have narrowed it down to three (which I have already put down deposits for). However, I am struggling severely with which school to choose. I want to specialize- and am specifically interested in OMFS- so...
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    ECU (IS) vs. Maryland (OOS)

    Hello, I am an NC resident who is in the fortunate problem of picking between dental schools. Right now I am trying to decide between ECU and Maryland. I really loved both schools and I feel like both have pros and cons to going there. With ECU I love their mission to help underserved parts of...
  19. Asilv126

    Roseman vs. Louisville ()

    I am grateful to have been accepted to Roseman and Louisville school of dentistry, I have also just interviewed at ATSU and I'm looking forward to Interviewing at Touro in January. I am deciding which school I need to set a deposit for. I wanted some input, thank you.
  20. Ms.2:30

    Negotiating Scholarships?

    Dental school tuition is steep. I heard from somewhere that we can try to "negotiate" scholarships into our financial aid package. I was wondering if that's a good idea and how people can go about doing that without being "rude"? For an example, I would love to go to your school and it's my...
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  22. lgk5x4

    Any school that'd accept my DAT score?

    Hi All, I wanted to know if there is any school that would accept my dat scores, I tried to lookup them up, however, dental schools usually post their avg. dat score. any help would be appreciated! QR 15 RC 15 OC 18 Bio 19 GC 19 PAT 20 AA 17 GPA 3.79
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    Chance for CA schools from Out-of-State

    My GPA is 3.9 My DAT is AA 23 PAT 21 I am from Indiana and graduated Indiana University Bloomington. What are my chances of getting into CA schools? (ex. UCLA, UCSF, USC) My activities are descent (research, dental lab, shadowing, leadership, volunteering etc..) I want to know if CA dental...
  24. M

    27 AA + 18 yo Acceptance Concerns

    Hi everyone! This is my first time here and I'm hoping for some advice. I took my DAT yesterday and I’m still in a bit of shock. I was aiming for a 23 and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would get a 27. Here's a breakdown of my scores: AA 27 TS 29 PAT 28 RC 25 QR 26 I have a...
  25. HoHoKus Dental Associates


    Hello Pre-Dental Students! HoHoKus Dental Associates is looking for an aspiring dental school student to intern with us this year! This job will require you to interact face to face with patients, market our practice on social media, help fill our schedule, get insurance breakdowns and shadow...
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    Dental School List Help!

    Here are my DAT scores: First attempt: AA18. TS19. Bio19. Orgo 19. GC 19. RC 16. QR 18. Pat 20 Second attempt: AA19. TS20. Bio19 Orgo 21 GC20 RC16 QR17 PAT19 I am a Florida resident and have a 3.5 GPA and ~3.4 sGPA. In total, I have about 400 hours of shadowing experience, tons of volunteers...
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    Chances of Getting in - apply to more schools?

    I would like to know my chances of getting accepted, and if I should apply to more schools this cycle. I applied to 11 schools, but I've been told that because of my stats, I should apply to more schools to increase my chances of getting in. My Stats: Gen. GPA: 3.3 Sci GPA: 3.0 DAT AA: 22 DAT...
  28. batRDH

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    Hey guys! So I have a undergrad GPA from a foreign institution which is about 3.17 after conversation to American scale. I also got my associates in dental hygiene with a 3.12 cumulative GPA. I want to know how my gpa is calculated by AADSAS because my dental hygiene gpa was calculated on a much...
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    Odds of Getting In

    Hi, all. Don’t know where else to turn, I’m very discouraged. My GPA is very mediocre (3.35 sGPA, 3.45 overall), and I’ve been graduated for 2 years. Ended up having a child my last semester of college, got married, and I decided to take some time before applying to dental school. I am now 24...
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    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...
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    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...
  32. Elvisthepelvis

    What schools should I apply to?

    Hey guys, I'm a bit lost when it comes to applying to schools. How do I know what dental schools are good, which ones I have a high chance of getting into/ suitable for me? I've checked several schools and sometimes they don't include DAT/GPA score under requirements and others say 18/3.00...
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    suggestions for schools to apply?

    Hi, I'm going to apply to dental schools this upcoming cycle in June 2018 and I need suggestions on schools which I can apply for that I have chances to get into. DAT: PAT-19 QR-18 RC-17 Biol-27 GC-21 OC-23 TS-24 AA-21. (I'm worried about my PAT, QR, and RC scores especially the 17 with...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Wrote the DAT in February

    I recently took the Canadian DAT in February and got these scores. Reading comp: 20 BIOL: 19 Chem: 19 Sci Total: 19 Academic Average:19 PAT: 16 MDT: 6 This was my second time taking the DAT, based off these scores alone do you think there is any chance I could make it into a Canadian Dental...
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    Chances for Acceptance?

    Currently I am a sophomore pre dental student with a 3.47 overall gpa and a 3.73 Science GPA. I was just wondering about chances of acceptance with these stats and also what DAT score would put me in a competetive range with these stats! I would appreciate any advice.
  38. dental0116

    Should I retake my DAT?

    Hello everyone! I took my DAT in August and I'm currently in the interview process for dental school this year and debating whether I should retake it. I have applied to 14 dental schools and have gotten 5 interview invitations. At some interviews I have been asked "Do you plan to retake the...
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    DAT scores were not sent to all the schools I requested...

    So when I selected schools for my DAT scores when registering for the DAT, I selected every school on the list. After reviewing which schools had my scores, only the east and west dental schools had them. I am from the midwest and none of my top choices have my DAT scores. What happened? Is...
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    Community College Credits

    Does anyone know the list of schools that don't accept Community college credits? I wanted to take couple courses at a cc now that I have graduated from a 4 year university such as Anatomy and Physiology I&II?
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    Dental School Recommended I retake DAT

    So I applied to Dental School, took my DAT (and did very poorly). I applied a week before I took the DAT because I did not think I would do as poorly as I did. But anyway, I had already told myself that I would just wait until next year to retake the DAT and apply again for next cycle. I am...