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adsas science gpa very low

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by spartandentist, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. spartandentist

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    Hey!
    I started using SDN a little while ago and have found it very helpful :) I think its pretty awesome how people are helping each other out!
    I have a question, its similar to the "so what are my chances of getting in"...any advice will be very helpful!
    I am an international student, did very well my first year of school here.. however screwed up last year(junior year) since I got too involved with activities on campus and didnt really balance my priorities well.
    AADSAS calculated my science gpa as 3.11 and non science as 3.48, the cumulative is 3.26. :eek: I am taking a microbio class and a physics class right now both of which I hope to 4. and hence bring my gpa a little higher.
    Have people gotten in with such low gpa's??:(
    The rest of my application is very strong, I have tons of extra curriculars, awards, some research experience(I am not very keen on research), a very good internship, a good personal statement( I've been told),solid letters of recommendation and also submitted my application mid june.
    I took my DAT earlier this year and got 18 all over, except my PAT which was 13 and RC-22. I am retaking it next week and hope to do much better!
    Considering all of this what would my chances look like? Would I be rejected straight up for not having a GPA around 3.4ish atleast??

    Very very nervous and anxious.. any honest comments will be appreciated!!:scared:
     
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  3. MrKnowitall11

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    It looks like you are a Michigan resident so you will have a couple of state schools to apply to. I would research those schools and see if they have minimum cut offs, like 17 in ever section of the DAT. If you cannot find any information, I would give them a quick call. I probably would say that you would not have a chance as an out-of state applicant because the applicant pool is so large and competitive, plus, the schools will have a minimum cut-off to decrease the numbers competing for those out-of-state chairs. So in other words, the schools will look at your gpa and dat score and if it isn't high enough, they won't look at anything else. I would say retake the dat and interview well at your state schools.
     
  4. americanpierg

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    Well...if you look at the stats, the in state schools are Michigan and UDMercy....which are both very competetive. You would need to do very well. Michigan gives residents 60/40 preference...which is too small if you ask me, and I think UDM is a private school. My advice...get 22s across the board.
     
  5. spartandentist

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    thanks for your responses! but im not a michigan resident.. atleast I dont think Im counted as one.. I think my status would just be international student
     
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