Advice for 2015 applicant

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Dental2000, May 15, 2014.

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  1. Dental2000

    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Hey,

    So here is my deal. I'm a third time applicant and will be applying this cycle for fall 2015

    I finished my Undergrad with a 3.53 oGPA

    Currently doing my Masters and should have a 3.81 oGPA and sGPA ( my classes are all science) when I apply.

    So that should make my Total(undergrad+grad) GPA at a 3.55 oGPA

    Plan to take my DAT in July.

    What do you think of my Stats?

    I have over 300hrs of Dental Shadowing and around 100 hrs of Dental Assistant work

    Do you guys think I have a shot?
     
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  3. sjv

    sjv SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    Your numbers (+ masters) are good....

    Why wouldn't you have a shot?
     
  4. Dental2000

    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the reply.
    I have 3 C's in my undergrad, 2 in my last semester. Had a couple of interviews the last time in applied but did not get in. Wanted to get another opinion on my stats :)
    Do you think 3 C's will effect me that much?
     
  5. sjv

    sjv SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    Not with a reasonable DAT score and masters.
     
  6. sgv

    sgv ...crumbling 2+ Year Member

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    are you sure it was the C's that didn't get you in? what about dat score? interview? your new GPA help. now worry about DAT and interview
     
  7. Dental2000

    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Cant Say, my DAT was 20AA and 21PAT last time.
    one of the schools said to work on my interview skills so Im going to assume it was my interview that messed me up there lol.

    But the c's are worrying me. Will be a total waste if i apply now and they tell me in the end my c's held me back. I am doing research in my masters so hopefully that adds a plus
     
  8. ILLchief

    ILLchief 2+ Year Member

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    its your interviewing skillzzz dude. with a 20AA and 3.8 masters you should be gold
     
  9. sgv

    sgv ...crumbling 2+ Year Member

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    lol if one of your schools said it was the interivew then it was probably the interview for all of the schools
     
  10. Glimmer1991

    Glimmer1991 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    Make sure to practice before your next round of interviews. There are plenty of questions on here to get you thinking about some possible topics to discuss.
     
  11. M1K3AA

    M1K3AA 5+ Year Member

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    do work on the DAT, polish interview skills, everything else seems gravy
     
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  12. Dentalguy8621

    Dentalguy8621

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    Well...
     

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