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  1. captainClappa

    WAMC 20 DAT 3.1 cGPA 2.9 sGPA

    Date of submission: Sep 7 Overall GPA: 3.1 Science GPA: 2.9 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 2.65 DAT score: 20AA 20TS (18,19,24) 19PAT 20QR 17RC State of Residence: Ohio Major: Bio Definitely Count as disadvantaged, but not necessarily minority Reapplicant? No Nontrad? No, added a 5th undergrad year...
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  3. predent_nt

    Applying to dental schools mid/late September

    I want to apply this cycle but I'm really worried about applying this late, so I'm looking for advice. I took my DAT on July 3rd and I got a 19 AA, 20 SA, and 21 PAT. My GPA is a 3.9 and I've taken many upper division biology courses. I have around 200 volunteering hours and 200 shadowing hours...
  4. dentrhow

    Good Dat Score Low OC

    Hi everyone, I took the Dat and I got AA 23 [RC 30 QR 23 Bio 24 Chem 23 OC 16 PAT 19]. Initially, I thought it was fine as my AA was pretty high but I am concerned about the 16 in OC, is that something that's gonna get me filtered out?
  5. Predents1818

    Dental school advice: what are my chances?

    Hello everyone, I just took my DAT today (august 6th). My scores are: 19 PAT 17 QR 22 RC 18 BIO 19 General chem 20 OChem 19TS 19AA I already applied the first week of June. My question is, what are my chances of getting into Rutgers dental school specifically? (OOS) please be brutally honest...
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    Dental Hygiene LORs for AADSAS Dental School Application

    Hey everyone, I'm applying to dental school this year, and I'm in a bit of a unique situation with my LORs. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Predental/Dental Hygiene, and I've been working as a dental hygienist for 2 years. I asked two of my professors from my Dental Hygiene program for...
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    Chances for Dental School App?

    Hi All! Just recently took the DAT and didn't score as well as I wanted, so will be retaking in August. Score breakdown: PAT: 18 QR: 15 RC: 22 OC: 19 GC: 20 BIO: 16 Overall: 18 GPA: 3.98; ScGPA: 3.95 Volunteer hours: 200; Shadowing hours: 500 My question is as follows: should I submit my...
  8. ginach

    Where should I apply? California resident 22AA/3.6 sGPA

    (Do let me know if there would be a better place to post this for more responses, lol) Hi, I'm a non traditional student planning to apply to this upcoming cycle. I graduated 4 years ago with a bachelors degree in psychology. I decided immediately after graduation that I wanted to pivot to...
  9. M

    Do dental schools emphasize BCPM GPA or Science GPA?

    My BCPM GPA is currently at a 3.1ish. However, I have taken multiple "other science" classes that I knew would be easy to do well in so my science GPA sits at a 3.3. Which do schools emphasize/look at? if my cGPA is a 3.4 and DAT is 25AA and 26TS, should I apply this cycle? Because I have so...
  10. 1004jelly

    Supplemental Questions for each dental school

    Hey guys. I will be applying for next application cycle and i don't have lots of time in May/June due to family circumstances (will be working full time 8am-11pm lol..) and was hoping if anyone was willng to share their this application cycle supplemental question for this year and possibly dm...
  11. P

    Volunteer Hours from High School

    Hi everyone, first post here! I just had a question about volunteer hours for dental school. I volunteered for most of my high school years (mostly during sophomore and junior year) at a local animal shelter, have accumulated more than 360~ hours as it was one of my genuine passions outside of...
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    worried about dental debt

    I'm currently a third year in college recently gaining interest in the dental field. however, i gained interest around the time the pandemic hit and i havent been able to get much shadowing hours in to know i want to commit 100% this profession. ive been researching about dental school debt and...
  13. T

    My Pre-dental Journey: Not the ideal applicant

    I wanted to share my path to dental school having been accepted to my top choice and give some hope to other applicants who feel like their application has holes everywhere. I will try to keep this as short and succinct as possible and leave out schools for sake of anonymity. 1) My major/minor...
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    Should I apply this cycle for dental school even though I have to retake a summer course?

    Hi everyone I'm currently getting my masters right now in medical sciences. Its only a year long so I'll be graduated by May of 2021. Yet, unfortunately I did not pass a science course that is only available during the summer. So in order to get my masters degree, I need to retake that science...
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    No luck with Reference letters

    How can I ask my professor who I do not know to write a letter for me? She responded saying she doesn't know me personally enough and she's my last option because I already have one science professor. I just need hers and I don't know what else I can say to her to just have me write an average...
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    Low GPAs and next steps for applying to dental school

    Hello everyone, I wanted to share my stats thus far and get any advice on how to increase my chances to get into dental school. I have a bachelors in biology with very low GPAs (slight upward trend in last two semesters): cGPA: 2.9 sGPA: 2.5 I have learned from my mistakes as a young college...
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    [PRE-Dental, Please Read - What is your advice? -

    I have a bachelors of science degree in biology. I have an overall undergrad GPA of 3.0 and Science GPA of 2.79. I am retaking my DAT. Based on DAT simulator practice tests, I have been getting 19 to 21 AA. Please list as many dental schools as possible that you think I have even the slightest...
  18. C

    Low GPA, low familial support

    Hi guys, I'm new here and am going through a panic moment. I just finished my third year in undergrad and am feeling horrible about my GPA. As of right now, my overall GPA is at a 3.2 and my science GPA is at a 2.8. I haven't taken the DAT yet and am planning to retake at least 1 class. My GPA...
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    Can someone explain a "strong" GPA trend?

    Hey everyone, I hope you all are safe during these tough times. This may be a bit annoying as I'm sure you have heard the same questions again, but I am curious as to how a slight upwards gpa trend looks for dental school? So to further explain, I started my college credits in high school at a...
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    dental school

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    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...
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    Oklahoma (OOS) vs. MWU AZ

    I'd really appreciate any responses to this. Midwestern is obviously more expensive but not by much more as I will be out of state for Oklahoma. I really enjoyed both of my interviews. I like the small class size at OU and I love the clinical experience Midwestern provides. The clinic at OU...
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    Pre-dental looking for help to answer a couple questions....

    Hey everyone, I am a nontraditional pre-dental student who is looking to transfer to a university to start my classes for my bachelors in Biology BS in the fall of 2020. I don't have a super competitive GPA at the moment but my goal is for it to be at least a 3.5-3.6 once I am done with my...
  24. ROGERxThat

    Please help me set up a plan for getting into Dental School...

    Hello, I’m new to the community, and I’m glad I’ve found this website!(: A little background information, I’ve graduated college with a degree in finance, worked for 5 months and did not enjoy it what so ever. I shadowed a family friend who is a dentist and I absolutely loved it! With that...
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    Courses recommendation

  26. Podong194

    Problem with C- grade

    Im trying to apply for dental schools but I realized most of them require C or better scores. I had one C- for general chemistry 1 in my freshmen year but the university does not allow to retake because C- is a passing grade. What should I do?? Should I take an online class to fulfill the...
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  28. K

    Is Dental School Worth it? Canadian, Atlantic Bridge, Debt?

    Hi everyone, I just finished my second year of undergrad. I had an extremely rough first year due to mental illness, so my cGPA is not the best (2.94). My second year only GPA is a 3.5. I am not the best at science, I have always had to work very, very hard to understand the concepts. My major...

    multi mini interview (mmi) for dental school

    Hi, I have an interview very soon and I went over few medical/dental cases and I am not sure if I should go over as many cases as possible or go over ones with more ethical dilemmas... Any advice for multi mini interviews?? Going over few scenarios will be enough for the preparation? Also, is...
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    RC and PAT more difficult on the 2019 DAT???

    Hey guys I have heard some rumors that the 2019 Dat is more difficult in the RC and PAT sections then it has been in the past. Has anybody taken the DAT in 2019, and can relate? Were your scores relatable to your Bootcamp scores?
  31. 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...
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    Retake DAT?

    Hello all, So I am currently back and forth right now about retaking the DAT. Here are my scores: 21 AA, 18 TS, 16 OC (ugh), 21 GC, 19 BIO, 20 PA, 28 RC, 22 QR My dilemma is this: I am aware that a majority of schools take the most recent DAT score. Though I am not in any way upset with the...
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    POSTBACC /masters for LOW GPA (UCSF, SFSU)

    Can anyone that has been accepted to a postbacc or masters with low GPAs, especially from UCSF or SFSU's postbacc program post their stats? I have an extremely low GPA, ~2.75, pre-dental. I do however have plenty of internship/shadowing/dental-club/leadership experience that I am hoping will...
  34. X

    What are my chances?

    Hey all; I have been lurking on SDN for many years but finally gathered the courage to make a post. Please bear with me as I am still not sure of where to post things yikes lol. I have wanted to go to medical school my whole life - I realized that I wanted to do it for family pressure and...
  35. LCRUF

    Master's Programs in FL?

    Does anyone know of any Master's programs in FL that will help me get admitted into Dental school? I've looked into Nova Southeastern, University of South Florida, and LECOM but I was wondering if there were anymore options - Google isn't really helping me. Thank you!(:
  36. LCRUF

    Can I even get into Dental school??

    Hi guys, I honestly need some motivation because I just feel like giving up.. I just found out I received a D in Biochem (4 credits) and it totally demolished my overall GPA. I went from a 2.94 to a 2.72. I still have the Spring semester, Summer, and next Fall which is when I graduate. I am...
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    in danger of failing (research credits).. help!

    a little background info.. i am a sophomore at a pretty prestigious undergrad school. i didn't do well at all freshman year, no Cs but only a few As and mostly Bs. this semester and while taking orgo over the summer, i've really turned it around and gotten only As and A-s, and am looking at a...
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    UCSF Admissions Chances?

    Hello all! This is my first post outside of DAT Discussions! I recently took the DAT, and I got a 21 AA and a 22 PAT. My sGPA is roughly 3.9. I also have a lot of ECs (100+ hrs of shadowing, volunteering as a dental assistant at a local clinic, tutoring underprivileged kids, various clubs, I...
  39. P

    Post Bac or Masters ?

    I am trying to decide between a postbac or masters. oGPA: 3.342 (I got an F in one math class) sGPA: 3.11 (Only took Bio 101 (C+), Bio 101 lab (B-), Chem 101 (C-), A's in both Orgo I&II lecture and lab) DAT: Haven't taken yet I need to take 5 more dental prerequisite class: Biochem, chem 102...
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    I’m applying to dental schools this cycle and am wondering if I have a chance of getting interviews at decent schools. My stats are- 19AA Bio- 21 Orgo- 20 Chem- 19 TS- 20 PAT- 18 GPA- 3.73 ( Graduated in 3 years ) sGPA- 3.52 Decent amount of shadowing and ECs with great rec letters from close...
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    Looking to change my career and go to dental school

    Hi guys so I used to be obsessed with wanting to become a dentist when I was younger. During my junior and senior year in high school I took this dental technical course where the first year you are taught a lot about the dental field and then your senior year you go out and volunteer at a...