I have been unsuccessful in getting accepted to a dental school for 3 cycles now. I am planning to rewrite the DAT this december as the previous one i took was in 2014. My stats are gpa: 3.32, previous DAT: 23, and have around 175h of dental shadowing from 2 general dentists, that I have accumulated over the last 3 years. I think my weaknesses are, other than my low gpa, lack of extra curricular activities and weak LORs. During my first cycle I interviewed at NYU and during my last cycle I interviewed at USC. Will achieving a higher DAT score really help my chances? I also plan to attend a volunteer program this winter at Seoul National Dental University that helps the disabled in SE Asian country.