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    dat submission

    hi guys, so i am planning to take my dat july 7th or 8th but i am going to have the other aspects of my aadsas completed. Should I just submit and add my dat on later or wait for my dat before submitting it?
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    WAMC Average GPA/Low DAT Score

    Overall GPA: 3.51 Science GPA: 3.26 Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.25 DAT score (include AA and all sections): AA:17 TS:18 RC:17 QR:15 BIO:17 GC:17 OC:19 PAT:18 State of Residence:Florida - GPA experienced a dip my 1st year at university. I did dual enrollment so my freshman year was really my junior...
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    Opinions on phlebotomist training/internship studying for dat at the same time?

    So I'm planning to retake my DAT around late june-early july and I am currently interning at a dental office (unpaid) 3x a week for about 4 hour shifts. I also wanted to get job training as a phlebotomist because I feel like I know more about the exam then the first time I took it and I want to...
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    UConn Medical/Dental Preparatory (DAT) Program

    Hello! I was recently accepted into the MDPP program at UConn and I was wondering if anybody had any insight as to how the program is? I am taking the DAT in August and I'm super excited to be apart of the program! Also, if you were accepted too don't be afraid to reach out!
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    Professor asked me what to include in LOR

    Hey y'all, so my professor actually completed most of the LOR and we discussed what else she might add. She mentioned that I can text her anytime about what to include since I had graduated in December. So far, I took the DAT (will have to retake), interning/shadowing pediatric dental office...
  6. Dr.XY

    Any Advice for retaking DAT?

    I am wondering should I retake DAT for the 2021-2022 cycle? Profile: A Low DAT 18AA with a high overall GPA(3.9) and sGPA (4.0), decent background, and extracurricular volunteer and shadowing experience.
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    2021-2022 Texas A&M SPEP Collegiate II

    Hello everyone, I’ve created a post for SPEP Collegiate since I noticed there wasn’t one.
  8. 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...
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    WAMC? When to take DAT?

    Hello, I am currently a junior majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and I am interested in going to dental school. My GPA is very low compared to others; my cGPA is 3.28 and my sGPA is 3.27. I don't have much volunteer hours in the dental field but I have been shadowing a dentist. My...
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    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...
  11. paggal

    When do you guys think a second surge of acceptances will happen?

    Dec 15th was the first..... Roughly when should we hear back this time?
  12. missssyasi

    Anyone else being ghosted?

    Hi guys, I applied this cycle to 18 schools and only heard back from 3. Is anyone else having the same problem? By this point last cycle I had heard back from most places :nailbiting:
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    Marquette (OOS) vs. Tufts

    Both are really great schools. I do not have a preference with location. (originally from New Jersey) *hope to specialize in the future Marquette (OOS) *cheaper by~ 250k *attended undergrad here If anyone could provide any feedback or personal experiences about either schools, that would be...
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    Is it possible to serve in the national guard/reserves and attend dental school?

    I’ve been in the military for 12 years and am currently serving in the national guard. I’ve recently been accepted to dental school and will start June 2021. I still have 4 more years left on my national guard contract and am starting to worry about how I’m going to manage going to drill...
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    How accurate are schools Cost of Attendance sheets?

    The schools I’m looking at have their cost of attendance being ~$250k for the 4 years of attendance. How close is this to reality? Would you say this is a good approximation of what I’ll graduate with I’m loan debt? cost of attendance= tuition + fees+ housing + living expenses, etc.
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    Should clinical experience be the deciding factor in choosing a school? (Cost not a huge concern)

    I’ve had interviews at Univ of Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, Dental College of Georgia, & Roseman. Although no acceptances have been announced yet; I like to plan ahead. I’m from Georgia and will end up practicing I’m Georgia once I graduate. To pay for dental school, I will be using my GI bill...
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    Which dental schools have a pass/fail grading system? Any advantages/disadvantages?

    Good evening, I’m having a hard time finding a list of all the dental schools (in the US) that have a pass/fail grading system. Can someone let me know which schools do this and how it exactly works? Does the pass/ fail portion only apply to lab and clinical classes or does it apply to didactic...
  20. rcollinb

    If you could choose a dental related masters thesis topic, what would it be?

    I am currently in a Clinical Genetics & Genomics masters program and I am getting close to having to pick a topic for my thesis. I understandably want to go the dental route for my topic. I have a couple topics in mind, but thought it would be interesting to see what other folks say while I am...
  21. insaiyanpredent

    Considering switching to Dental school

  22. jacm97

    Rutgers MBS vs. Rowan MBS

    Hello all! I need some advice, pretty PLEASE. I am a current pre-dental student graduating from undergrad in December. I have been accepted into Rowan's MBS program and I am awaiting to hear back from Rutgers MBS dental scholars program. I am wondering if anyone has attended either of these...
  23. rcollinb

    WAMC - Considering DAT retake as well

    Date of submission: June 14, 2020 for this cycle, and as early as possible for the 2021 cycle (if needed) Overall Undergrad GPA: 3.13 (says overall is 3.19 on TMDSAS after entering graduate GPA for Fall) Science Undergrad GPA: 2.84 (11 hours of A's to bring it up to a 3.00) (says overall is 2.94...
  24. fishbonez

    Dental experience vs dental shadowing

    Hi! This may seem like an easy question and has been answered multiple times, but for the life of me I can’t find an answer. As I look at dental schools that I want to apply to and those with shadowing requirements, schools like NYU and BU, have a 100 hour shadowing requirement. Most of my...
  25. fishbonez

    At an absolute loss?

    Thank you!
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    Shadowing Overseas

    Hi guys! Although I’m a US citizen my family resides in Italy so I tend to spend my summers there when I’m not attending university in the States. My question is, a lot of my shadowing hours were conducted with an Italian dentist rather than a US based one. I plan on shadowing a dentist in the...
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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...
  28. missssyasi

    Last cycle 2019 vs this cycle 2020

    Hi all, I just took my DAT and my scores improved from last year. Last year I had an 18AA/18 Ts/ 18 PAT (16 QR, 18 Bio, 17 Genchem, 19 ochem, 19 reading) This year I got 19 AA/ 21 Ts/ 20 PAT (15 QR I suuuuck at math lmao:shrug: , 21 Bio, 21 Genchem, 21 ochem, 19 reading) I was wondering if...
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    Non traditional Student applying with unique experiences

    Hey everyone, I’m applying this cycle and am hoping my experiences can help elevate my application. I’ve been a dental hygienist for 5 years and have been in the military for the past 11 years. My stats are ok and I only have an associates degree but I’m applying to ~10 schools and would like to...
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    Submitted Incomplete Application

    I'm working on the AADSAS application right now and my FAP fee waiver expires in 4 days. This means I must submit the application before that deadline for my fee waiver to be applied. What I have remaining: Letters of Recommendation (only started asking now and 1 professor has said he wont...
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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...
  32. JustFlossy

    ~* List of Post-Bacc/Masters Programs (EXCEL SHEET) *~

    Hey everyone! I took some time to throw together all of the pre-dental post-bacc/Masters programs I could find on one organized spreadsheet. It's divided into 3 sections: career changers, academic enhancers, and underrepresented/disadvantaged student-centered. Of course, I might have left a few...
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    Barry University MBS vs. Rutgers University MBS Fall 2020

    Hey! So a little background information. I applied to dental school for the past two schools and did not get accepted to any programs. My oGPA is 3.19 (not sure about my science, but around that as well). I took the DAT twice and scored 19 both times. So, I have decided that I will pursue a...
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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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    High science GPA but a SAD little cumulative GPA

    I’ve been trying to figure what dental schools to apply to that are within target range (I know I should already have figured this out), and I’m started to feel VERY nervous because my cumulative GPA is for sure low. Does anyone have advice as far as schools that might be a good fit, or have any...
  37. missssyasi

    Re-Applicant Dental 2020

    Hi all, I'm currently applying for the new cycle but I'm confused at what to do. Because of COVID-19, all prometric test centers are closed. I'm not sure when I will be able to retake my DAT because of that. should I apply to the schools anyways or wait to submit until my new test scores are...
  38. ripbabwe

    Withdrawing Application?

    Hi guys! I am a third year predental undergrad, so traditionally I should be applying to dental school this month. I have recently been thinking about taking a gap year though, for the purpose of making sure that dentistry is without a doubt the career I want for the rest of my life. I have been...
  39. rcollinb

    Which Masters Program Should I Choose Before Dental School (POLL)?

    Out of these programs, which program would prepare me the best for dental school (in poll)? Which program would look the best to a dental school? I understand it depends on the success of the program, how well I could do, and what I enjoy, but I am looking for an outside opinion that I may not...
  40. rcollinb

    One year Masters before dental school question & advice!

    Hey folks! I hope all are well during the strange times. I just wanted to post my situation right now to see if any of y’all wouldn’t mind giving me some advice! I am just about to graduate and I did not gain a seat to dental school this cycle. It left me with a gap year to do something...