dental school acceptance

  1. T

    ASDOH vs Dugoni for OMFS Specialization

    Hi guys, I've been lucky enough to be accepted into both dental schools. I am from Los Angeles and would obviously have to move out either way and both schools are an equal distance away from me but I was wondering: which school would be better for me career-wise especially if my plan is to...
  2. teehee123

    Detroit Mercy dental experience

    Hi everyone, I recently got accepted to UDM dentistry class of 2027 and was hoping to connect with current and past students to learn more about their experiences. I am from Toronto, Canada so connecting with other Canadians would be really great as well but I would love to hear from anybody...
  3. bommer2323

    Help me decide: Michigan (IS) vs Harvard

  4. Summerd08_

    UAB SOD Remediation?

    I'm trying to decide between UMKC and UAB. I really like both schools so it's hard to decide since they each have a great curriculum and clinical experience. I've seen that UAB has some of the highest clinical graduation requirements compared to other schools, but my worry is the didactic...
  5. Julianna S

    What schools should i look into?

    Hi! I am a junior public health student with a minor in chemistry. I have taken almost all of my pre-reqs so far for the DAT and dental school requirements. I attend Wayne State University. I plan on taking my DAT in May. Here are my stats: 3.7 overall GPA 3.5 science GPA 3 years of research...
  6. monti12

    Accepted to dental school with low GPA and low DAT

    Hi, I got a lot of hope from reading other journeys similar to mine while I was in the process so I thought I'd share! I was *finally* accepted to dental school this cycle! About me: Non traditional (I graduated with my Neuro degree in 2015) took the rest of my pre-reqs at both a community...
  7. monti12

    ASDOH vs. Western

    Hello, I was accepted into two schools (ASDOH in AZ and Western in CA) and have done extensive research and still cannot decide where to go. I visited ASDOH in person and loved everything about the program (especially the 4th year externship) but I know I would have a really hard time in that...
  8. A

    Tufts vs. Colorado (OOS) vs. OSHU (OOS)

    I was fortunate enough to get into all these schools and am having a hard time deciding where to go. I am hopefully getting the HPSP Scholarship, so cost should not be any negative factor. I also am pretty positive I will want to specialize (but don’t know which specialty yet). Not sure if going...
  9. J

    WAMC: Do I have a shot at dental school?

    Real talk: I graduated with bachelors in music for undergrad at a private 4-year university with overall 2.65 GPA. Yes, you read that correctly. After my bachelors, I took some pre-requisite science courses at 4-year public university like Gen Bio and Chemistry and still did horrible - ended up...
  10. M


    Hey everyone, I have yet to receive a single interview from any of the dental schools I have applied to. I just want to get someone else’s opinion on my chances since I’m in panic mode. School List: Harvard submitted June 26 UCLA submitted June 26 UCSF - rejected sept 1 WesternU- submitted...
  11. M

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. A

    What are my chances?

  14. J

    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...
  15. T

    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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  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. S

    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...
  20. I

    Dental Schools with group interviews?

    Does anyone know which dental schools do group interviews over one on one or MMI?
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  22. 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...
  23. J

    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...
  24. G

    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...
  25. H

    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...
  26. T

    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...
  27. J

    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...
  28. Dentalorthodontics1

    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.
  29. 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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  31. 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
  32. D

    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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  36. D

    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...
  37. 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...
  38. K

    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...