Predent850

2+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2015
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22
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Pre-Dental
So I'm feeling a bit discouraged after recent interactions with some advisors. I e-submitted 9/20. I'm well aware of the fact that this is late but I've been being told to not even apply because it's pointless and will only make my life harder as a reapplicant. I'm only so late because I'm trying to graduate a year early now.

I have a strong research background that includes a periodontal research project of my own(~1000hrs) and work as a lab tech.

GPA (science, overall): 3.65, 3.72
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 24/22/21/24/ none

So am I truly wasting my time applying this late?
 

THS

Articulating Disc Jockey
7+ Year Member
Jun 20, 2012
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560
Louisiana
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Dentist
With stats that good, you will get in. Will it be this cycle? Possible. I am a huge advocate of applying as early as possible (I submitted AADSAS 2 days after it opened). However, I see a lot of predents here saying it isn't too late to apply. So maybe some of them will chime in.

But you don't need to worry, you will get in with those stats, either this cycle or next.
 

LizLemongrab

One Million Years Fun-geon!
5+ Year Member
Feb 3, 2014
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141
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Dentist
I'm sure the advisors mean well but on stats like that I'm pretty confident that they're wrong. I would guess that applying early is more important for candidates with application issues like questionable DAT, weak GPA, lacking ECs, etc.
 
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Predent850

2+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2015
24
22
Status
Pre-Dental
Thanks y'all! Those were my thoughts as well but needed some anonymous internet support.
 

kholley25

5+ Year Member
Aug 15, 2014
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NC
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Dental Student
You're fine. Apply broadly and you will undoubtedly get interviews, assuming you don't have any glaring issues with your app.