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Advice needed about GPA and DAT. PLZ...

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by vDDmaniaC, May 7, 2008.

  1. vDDmaniaC

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    Hi, guys.
    1 really want to know possibilties. I applied to dental schools last year, and I haven't got any acceptance letter. I think i failed to get into the dental programs this year. I contacted a few schools admission office and asked why I was rejected. They said my GPA is low and recommended me to take some graduate course or get MS instead and then reapply. In fact, my GPA was overall 3.02 and 2.89 science. Majored in biology. (Disaster was my freshman and sophormore year(GPA 2.6) and since junior I been in Dean's list. GPA was 3.7) I have 14 science repeated course which brings my GPA down dramatically. I have worked as a dental assistance and have about 5000 hrs dental experience. Some vounteer job participated.

    My DAT was
    PAT 24
    Bio 20
    GC 19
    OC 19
    QR 17
    RC 17
    TS 19
    AS 18
    I took last october.

    If I take it within 2 or 3 months and get around 21 or 23 something like high score, would I be able to have a good chance to get in for incoming cycle? If I apply to some schools in midwest? Because I really want to save money. Ms or post-bac requires me to pay at least $30000 per year. Anyone can answer me to resolve my issue? I have been frustrated because of my GPA which I screwed at first two years.
    Plz, gimme some advice.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. new DDS

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    each school works differently, I would recommend retaking your DAT and do better, you are gonna hafta prove your weight. Most of the school really look at the DAT then the GPA. TO save money, go through the arm services or the NSHC or indian reservation scholarship/ services. Also apply to all the state schools, everywhere..if you really want to be a dentist then this is what is will have to be.
    good luck
     
  4. Dan3223

    Dan3223 Temple bound :)
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    A better DAT score will help... but that's not the red flag in your application. They told you what the red flag is and what you need to do about it.
     

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