1. L

    NYU vs. Temple vs Touro

    Help me choose between NYU, Temple or Touro please. Factors are cost, area, clinical experience, overall opinions from students in terms of happiness and how they feel at the school, and anything else that is important to know.
  2. O

    WAMC Switching from pre-med to pre-dental

    Hey everyone! I graduated from college last spring and am currently in my gap year. My experience as a clinical research assistant has also given me a lot of insight into the structure of medicine and I'm disillusioned to say the least... I'm pretty sure I don't want to be pre-med anymore but I...
  3. DAT Destroyer

    DAT Dr. Romano's DAT and OAT Camp Class Schedule | DAT Study Guide

    Learn More About Dr. Romano's DAT and OAT Camps | In Person and Online For more infomation follow the link in our signature line
  4. R

    Describe an instance where something in your life didn’t go as planned

    I am completing an application and got this question: 3. Describe an instance where something in your life didn’t go as planned (academic, personal, professional, athletic or other). • How did you meet this challenge? • What resources did you use to overcome the setback? • What would you do...
  5. Mr.Smile12

    Holiday calendar rules of thumb on application status (derived from LizzyM premed calendar)

    When should predental applicants panic about their applications? Thankfully, predental applicants don't seem to be as anxious, but I have to remember SDN is not a scientific sample. Here are some dates to observe to gauge your application status to prepare for a reapplication. Note: consider...
  6. C

    Disciplinary sanction due to noise complaint

    Hi everyone. So freshman year of my undergrad, the residential advisor wrote us up because of a noise complaint. This was the second time this was happening to me and I had to attend a meeting with one of the housing disciplinary staff. It was very minor and she sent me an email after saying I...
  7. T

    C- on transcripts??

    Hi there!! I have 2 C- grades on my undergraduate transcripts in a gen Chem course and the gen chem lab. I went on to complete a masters in bio and in that program I got As in both Biochem classes I took, and I retook the DAT and scored a 21 in GC and a 19 in OC. I’m a reapplicant to dental...
  8. G

    BSDMD vs reapplying

    I’m in an 8 year BS/DMD program right now at a decent university. I was pretty stoked at first, and it’ll sound dumb, but I’ve been living in this city my whole life and am honestly tired of it. Have been dealing with some grief recently as well, and being here has a lot of memories. Is it a bad...
  9. mst0330

    WAMC + School List Suggestion/Feedback

    Date of submission: May 30, 2023 Overall GPA: 3.87 Science GPA: 3.7? Bio-Chem-Physics GPA: 3.73 DAT score (include AA and all sections): 22AA, 22TS (21 BIO, 28 GC, 21 OC, 21 RC, 21 QR, 17PAT) State of Residence: Illinois Undergrad Attended: UIUC Major: Psychology Minor: N/A Minority? No...
  10. frans_

    DAT retake 3rd Attempt

    Hi! I would love advice on what studying resource to use for my third attempt! 1st attempt: 2021 used DAT Bootcamp, Chad's Prep. score breakdown: AA:16,TS: 17,PAT: 16,QR:13,RC:16,BIO:16,GC: 16,OC: 17. - I was def not ready this attempt, I rescheduled countless times and just wanted to get...
  11. A

    High School Student in Need of Guidance!!! Please Help!

    Hello everyone! This is my first time posting on a public platform, so please be easy on me lol.:1geek: I am a senior in high school, taking classes at my local community college as a Dual Enrolled student. By the time I graduate high school, I will have around 90 credits (my AA and then some)...
  12. B

    Academic Dishonesty

    Hello everyone. I'm a pre-dental student at a small private school. I'm currently a senior, and I'm getting ready to apply to dental school once I graduate on May 2023. As you have guessed by the title of this post, I made a huge and embarrassing mistake: academic dishonesty. Let me explain...
  13. D

    Do CC credits count for dental schools (Accounting Major)

    Hey everyone, I’m a sophomore at University of Miami wanting to go pre-dental. Im an accounting major right now and was wondering if I could take pre-reqs for dental school at community college since Umiami classes are 5k each. Thank you.
  14. P

    Post-December Interview?

    Hello! I've applied to the UMN dental school and had my application completed 8/31. However, I haven't received any interviews nor anything on my application. I'm concerned as they already passed through August and skipped over me. I have a few questions due to this: 1. Is it too late to receive...
  15. V

    25 AA, 26 TS, 24 PAT breakdown!

    Hi everyone, I took my DAT recently, and I wanted to do a breakdown of my scores/study strategies in case it’s helpful to anybody! Mine’s kind of untraditional because all kinds of things went wrong in my study process, but I’ll point out how I used my study time. I owe a lot of credit to my...
  16. P

    What are my chances? UMN

    Hello! I'm currently waiting for an interview invite from the UMN dental school but I'm a little worried. It's already November and I haven't heard a word, which makes me anxious. What are my chances of getting into the UMN? In-state residence Application Completed: 08-31-2022 Application...
  17. A

    Retake on ADEA AADSAS

    So I took a math class twice at my undergrad college then I took it again at another college during my post-bacc program. On the ADEA AADSAS app it says "Note: courses should be marked repeated only if repeated at the same institution. If you took a course at one institution and later repeated...
  18. michael922

    What schools do I have a chance at? 25AA 3.7gpa

    Hi everyone! Here are my stats - what schools do you think I have a chance at? DAT: 25 AA, 21 PAT GPA: 3.7 cGPA, 3.6 sGPA NY Resident (Rochester area) Shadowing: 100 hours (still getting more) Extracurriculars: President of Public Health Club, on E-Board of Pre-Dental Society (2 years)...
  19. D

    Can I apply now? (first year masters student)

    I'm a first year grad student, started this fall semester (Sept). The dental cycle is opened, and I do not know if I am allowed/can apply now even though my first semester grades will be released in December (after my final exam grades are posted). I also took my DAT last year.
  20. A

    Feralis vs. Bootcamp for bio???

    My test is on August 3rd and so far I have been studying bio using the pre made bootcamp anki decks. However, I've heard so many good things about the Feralis deck that it has made me consider using those instead. I'm a bio major so I feel like I have a good chance at scoring highly on that...
  21. norfleet1131


    Hi everyone! After finishing up the DAT this past Monday, I finally have had time to post a breakdown. Since I used so many other breakdowns to develop my study schedule, I wanted to be able to give back a little bit. This period can feel overwhelming, but the time you put in now will truly pay...
  22. M

    Reapplicant-Do we have to re-order new transcripts?

    So I'm re-applying this cycle and idk if we have to order our transcripts again? I graduated back in 2020 so there are no changes related to my grades.
  23. F

    Score Breakdown of my DAT (May 2022, 23AA)

    Hi guys!! I just finished my junior year of undergrad. I took my DAT in May of 2022 after about 8 months of really discontinuous studying. I used multiple resources, but only parts of each so don’t feel like you need to purchase everything you see below. Because I took it immediately after the...
  24. Sic'emBears

    Missing Biochem Prerequisite PreDent

    Hi all! I am a graduate student applying this cycle, but I have not taken Biochem. I plan to take it in Summer 1. My Undergrad GPA is low (2.9), and after the spring, I'll have one semester of my grad school GPA (4.0 hopefully) under my belt. Would it be better to apply early and then submit the...
  25. D

    SPEP Collegiate II Texas A&M / TAMU Dentistry 2022-2023

    Hey everyone! I see there's no thread for this year's SPEP Program so I made one!
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  27. norfleet1131

    Short on time and in need of DAT Study Advice

    Hi everyone! I am currently a Junior, preparing to take the DAT and apply this upcoming cycle. I have 16 credits this semester and work as a tutor, so I have been fairly busy and cannot devote as much time as I would like to DAT prep (probably about 3hr/week currently). However, I am off of...
  28. Dhudez

    Some advice for 2nd time applicant

    Hey Everyone, Little background about me: Applied to 14 schools back in 2019: 3.4ish oGPA/3.1 sGPA DAT: 18AA/19TS/17PAT 500+ hours of shadowing 500+ hours of volunteering 4 strong LOR's I ended up getting one super late interview in April 2020 which ended up being virtual due to covid. I...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. B

    UNC (OOS w/ scholarship) vs. UMSOD - Maryland (IS w/ scholarship)

    Interested in specializing in pedo. I will be applying for the NHSC scholarship, but it is highly competitive. I'd also like to buy a practice as soon as possible, after a couple years of associateship. Thanks for your advice! School 1: University of Maryland School of Dentistry (In-State +...
  32. 1004jelly

    UPenn vs. Columbia

    Hello there! I was grateful enough to gain acceptance to multiple dental schools, but I am currently trying to choose between 2 schools, Columbia and UPenn. I know cost is going to be a huge factor, but I personally plan on leavingg my current state so in-state tuition doesn't really matter to...
  33. V

    Indiana (IS) vs. UDM

    I live in Indiana, so the tuition would be cheaper but I've been told that going to detroit mercy would be a lot more beneficial (in terms of the clinical program) and I would just be happier there. What is everyone else's opinion. I don't know the overall differences between the school aside...
  34. R

    WAMC: Transfer student with only one interview this cycle

  35. K

    WAMC: Low Master’s GPA, Good / decent DAT

    Hey all, I’ll just post my stats and let y’all do your thing. Have you heard of anyone getting into dental school w/ these stats? Im currently 80k in debt w student loans, so I’m trying to grasp for any hope at this point. I took the DAT once after undergrad. My last hope to make up for my...
  36. whatsgoodfam

    Do OOS students compete with other OOS students for OOS spots for public dental schools?

    Hey guys! Im new to SDN so please forgive me if I misplaced this question in the wrong area or anything. But I was wondering if OOS students compete with only other OOS students for OOS spots in public dental schools? Or do we also compete with the IS students too? I'm asking because I know many...
  37. 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...
  38. devontrann

    What major to choose?

    I'm currently a student in high school and as the fall season comes up I'm currently deciding on what major to choose as I plan to take the pre-dental route once in college. I'm currently stuck between human biology and public health as many students choose biology, but I believe that choosing...
  39. 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?
  40. confused undergrad

    UKCD (OOS) or ULSD (OOS)?

    Hi everyone! I am applying to both Kentucky schools, but I'm an out-of-state student (from Florida). Does anyone have opinions on which is better? I'm not sure if I want to specialize, but I know ULSD has better opportunities for research. Is it easy to specialize from both schools? I like the...