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  1. A

    Aspiring Dental Student with low GPA options?

    Cal Poly Undergraduate. Junior (Senior standing). 2.7 overall GPA. Planning to take DAT this summer (2019). Have worked in a Dental Office for 4 years. (I have also logged about 2000 hours of dental related shadowing) I was planning on applying to Dental School this cycle, but after this...
  2. rpsb16

    When to take the DAT/ Life Advice- VERY Complicated Case

    Ok so i'll try to make this as short as possible. My overall gpa is 2.69, and I am in second year university with a bit less than half of my courses completed in my degree (took a bit less than a full course load these two years) . I have been getting almost all A's so far in second year (just...
  3. ThatoneKorean

    Low uGPA, relatively high gGPA and DAT, and good LoR + EC

    Hi as the title says I have a low overall uGPA ( 2.86 ) but an above average gGPA ( 3.66, I am assuming it's above average since my Grad director said the average GPA is 3.4-3.5 ) and DAT ( 22 ). Other thing to mention is that I have an upward undergrad trend ( 1.86 in my Freshman year to a 3.52...
  4. rpsb16

    Destined for Failure ? Being Naive? Or just Ignorant towards Reality?

    Ok. long story short. Im a Canadian in 2nd year university, currently trying to offset 4 C+'s , 1 C , 1 D+ from first year . In second year now , i got 2 B+'s, and 4 A's so far. NOW, I calculated my maximum gpa and i can only get a 7.8/9 scale (which is 3.8). I know all of the Cutoffs in canada...
  5. Biggytooth

    Have I been waitlisted or is this a common email sent out for today (first day of acceptance not.s)

    Hi, I applied to a number of dental programs this cycle. Among them was Marquette University. I received an email today saying that quote: "The Admissions Committee of the Marquette University School of Dentistry has reviewed your application and supporting credentials for the 2019 Freshman...
  6. K

    Studying for the DAT In One/two Month?

    Has anyone studied for the DAT in a month? I'm thinking about taking mine in the beginning of February but I won't have much time to study before my winter break. However once I start studying, I can dedicate 12 hours daily since I'm going to quit work to focus on studying.
  7. jj.work

    Anatomy and Physiology TextBook Recomendation

    AnP textbook recommendation to pregame for dental school? Haven’t taken AnP and would like to be familiar with the content when I start school next year.
  8. X

    Dealing with the process

    Okay, I've decided to enlist in the military. I have already taken my asvab, but as you know today is labor day and all the military recruiting offices are closed. I've decided to join the military ( which branch Air force or Army?) . I'll be 24. Before I ask any questions I have about 30...
  9. 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...
  10. N

    What do I do if I'm currently enrolled in pre-requisites but I have already applied?

    I submitted my application mid-August and I am currently doing the course matching section for my transcripts. However, I am currently enrolled in the second semester of physics as well as biochemistry but since these courses were not complete at the time I had my official transcripts sent to...
  11. N

    Do all dental schools require a supplemental application?

    I submitted my application to multiple dental schools about 5 days ago. Since then I've gotten an email from two different schools asking to complete a supplemental application but nothing from the other schools. Will I eventually need to complete a supplemental application for all of the schools?
  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. D

    Requirements and Questions for Students at Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine

    Hi! I was recently told that Case Western is changing a lot of things in their dental school. I'm really considering this school so if anyone can help me out with these questions, that would be wonderful! 1.) What are the clinical requirements for graduation? Number of crowns, restos...
  14. J

    Experiences

    Hey guys! I'm currently filling out the AADSAS and I had a question on the Experiences section. I have been in a few organizations where I was a regular member, and then took on leadership roles in those organizations. Should I specifically only highlight the times when I held leadership...
  15. D

    Do dental schools really look at updated DAT- Rejection?

    I am retaking my DAT end of June and wanted to apply early since my stats aren't that good. 3.0 sgpa, 3.5 opga and 3.3 bcp. My old DAT score is a 19 aa and 20 TS. I've been studying and feel like I can score 23+( based on current practice exams). Should I wait until I have my new DAT score (...
  16. rcollinb

    Current status, and a few questions. How am I doing? I NEED y'alls help!

    I am currently starting my second Summer here at my university in Texas getting ready to enter my junior year as a Pre-Dent. With as much excitement I am feeling towards my future, I have concerns and worries as well. With all the concern, I have multiple questions I would like to ask everyone...
  17. I

    Should I talk about switching from pre-opt to pre-dent in my PS?

    For my last two years of undergrad, I was pre-opt. I shadowed, did internships, and even took my OAT. After working full time at an opt office after graduation, I realized opt wasn't for me anymore. For a time, I didn't have any sense of direction and was just working for a year as an admin...
  18. M

    Masters or Post-bacc? Abysmal sGPA 2.76 & oGPA 3.0 for aadsas gpa pls help

    Okay, (this is my first post on SDN so I apologize if I'm a bit ignorant to finer details of posting etiquette) I recognize with massive clarity that I'm in a horrible situation, and I'd really appreciate some advice. I've finally mostly, gotten past the sad stage and now I just want to improve...
  19. X

    What should I do?

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  20. N

    How is the outlook for dentistry?

    I'm planning on applying to dental school soon and I've been doing some reading lately on corporate dentistry vs. private practice. IMO, after all the work that needs to be done in order to become a dentist, not becoming my own boss by working for corporate dentistry seems very unappealing. Will...
  21. V

    DAT Breakdown 2018 (19 PAT/20 QR/25 RC/18 BIO/16 GC/25 OC/18 TS/20 AA)

    Hello! I am planning on applying this June, but am a little worried about my numbers. I have a 3.0 GPA and I didn't do super well (Bs and Cs) in my core science classes in undergrad. I don't have high hopes in terms of top schools, but would I be able to get in to any schools with my GPA + DAT...
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    VERY CONCERNED about my CC pre reqs!

    So I was accepted to a dental school. However, I didn't even expect to get an interview there let alone getting accepted there because I took PHYSICS 1 and ENGLISH 1 and 2 at a Community College. From past years, I have been told that the school (not Tufts or BU) does not accept pre reqs taken...
  23. Dentalman1234

    Dental School chances?

    Hey guys, I'm a Junior in college doing a Human Biology major and was wondering what my realistic chances are of getting in to dental school. I have yet to take the DAT which I'm doing after I take organic chem 2 in the summer. Also I have a stuttering problem which I filed as a disability at my...
  24. T

    Just making sure I'm not crazy for trying!

    I am a very non traditional student, have an associates in digital photography from 12 years ago and used to be a pastry chef). I got my associate degree with a 2.15 gpa and took some community college classes for fun when I had nothing else to do because I was having lots of oral surgeries(two...
  25. B

    First Time Applicant/Reapplication -- Advice Please!

    State of Residency: WI Major: Biology Minor(s): Chemistry and Leadership Current Career GPA: 3.27 Biology GPA: 3.2 Chemistry GPA: 3.14 DAT Scores(AA/Science/Organic/General/Biology/RC/QR/PA): 19/19/18/18/20/20/17/17 Application Date: Late June/First week of July Schools I applied to: Western...
  26. wontonamera

    When to apply for dental school? Help please!

    Hey guys, so I wanted to share my stats and some info about me and get some feedback on when it would be best for me to apply to dental school. I am currently a senior at my university and will be graduating in May 2018 with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in Biology. I had originally...
  27. whosnisarg

    ECs during Undergrad

    Hey, guys! :) Starting my undergrad at Montclair State University (Major: Molecular Biology; Concentration: Medicine; Minor: Public Health) with the hopes of going to Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (I’m applying for their 7 year program my junior year to be more specific). I was wondering...
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    Drop a grad class to study for DAT?

    I graduated with my bachelors in 2015 (biomedical science), applied to dental school and didn't get in so I called it quits for a while (I also applied my junior year but I definitely wasted my money - I had low stats for everything). I began working as a dental assistant after graduation and...
  29. J

    DAT PREP HELP

    Hello all, I have just begun prepping for the dat. I have just finished with week one and have realized I am struggling with gen chem. All i have been doing is dat bootcamp. Idk if its Mike's videos or if ive just forgotten alot of the material. I need more practice and the quiz problems and...
  30. J

    2018 Application

    So i will be applying in May 2018 and was wondering what I could do to improve my overall package while i still have a semester till the application opens. As of now I have a 3.2 GPA and plan on it going up this semester and next. I have over 100 shadowing hours. I have worked as a ful-time...
  31. W

    Midwestern BMS graduate and current D1 - Ask me anything!

    I completed the Biomed program at Midwestern in Arizona, and I am currently a D1 at MWU. I am more than happy to answer any Qs. Just for starters, I want to clear up some myths: 1) If I do one of the masters programs here, I am guaranteed an acceptance. They only offer guaranteed interviews...
  32. Coski00

    Pre-Dental Job Recommendations

    Hi, I am currently a Senior in Highschool and am interested in the field of Dentistry. I realize that Dental school is far away for me but I like to plan ahead. I understand that shadowing dentists and volunteer hours have a strong affect on an application to dental school. However, does having...
  33. Auntymarkovnikov

    What schools should I add to my list?

    My GPA is 3.49. I have an AA 19, TS 20, PAT 20 What schools should I add to my list?? (some of these are reaches so I need some realistic ones) UCSF UOP USC UCLA Western UWashington Oregon UNLV MWA NYU Tufts UMichigan
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    Advice?

    I'm feeling super anxious and would love any advice. I'm currently a third year undergraduate student with a 3.12 GPA. I know that's fairly low and I'm afraid my science GPA might be even lower. I haven't taken the DAT yet, and I'm not sure when would be the best time to take it. I was also...
  35. J

    DAT PREP CRISIS!

    So I will be taking the DAT during the first week of spring semester. I will be taking 12 or 15 hours. (genetics and biochem along side 2 or 3 upper level major classes) during the fall semester and need advice in how to go about studying during the semester? I would like to start studying for...
  36. D

    List of Dental School

    Hello everyone, I am a New York resident and this upcoming year i will be graduating. I am studying for the DAT and taking it in October. I am aiming for a 21-22 AA on the DAT. What schools should i consider applying to and what are my chances? I am applying up to 15 schools and i don't care...
  37. M

    chance me

    23 aa 22 ts 21 bio 22 orgo 27 gc 22 qr 21 reading 21 pat 3.78 gpa. 3.68 science gpa 200 hours community service fraternity philanthropy chair 350 hours working/shadowing general dentist ny state resident applying to: stony brook, Columbia, nyu, tufts, bu, maryland, rutgers, touro, buffalo, pitt
  38. J

    DAT PREP HELP!!!

    Hey guys, I have decided to take the DAT during this coming winter break. Just wondering if one month is sufficient? I will be taking 15 hours during the fall so I won't have that much time to study during the semester. I will be applying next cycle. Do you guys recommend Chads videos, dat...
  39. J

    SMP for Pre Dental for Fall 17

    Hi everyone, I know its very late right now but I am desperately looking for a SMP for pre dental (possibly a postbac program). I know application deadlines are usually in early June or July, does anyone know if there are any programs that are accepting applications as of now? Or rolling...
  40. D

    Predental Internship in Virginia Beach, VA

    Predental Internship opportunity available immediately for the upcoming year (beginning in July 2017). The solo doctor practice provides the interns with the opportunity to gain experience in the lab, assist with procedures, manage the sterilization process, and learn the business side of the...