I graduated from college with my bachelor's in Bioengineering about 7 years ago with honors (GPA of 3.8 and science GPA of 3.9), took all the pre-reqs for dental school (Bio I&II, Gen Chem I&II, Organic Chem I&II, Anatomy and Physiology) except Biochem. Then got my Masters in the same field and after graduation got a job in medical research and have been working for a few years now. I have been studying the $50 Kaplan DAT book (is this the blue book that I keep reading about?) to refresh and get into the game again (I have forgotten a lot but am not totally clueless!). Here are some of my questions and I would appreciate any answers/advice that I can get: 1. I keep reading the postings on the forum about taking the DAT in July and Aug. My understanding is that they are applying for early admission, is this correct? 2 I plan on taking the DAT in mid Sept, so that, in case I don't do so well in the 1st attempt, I can take it again in 90 days (mid December), as most schools have deadlines in January. Do I stand a chance for a 2009 admission? Please let me know if you have any advice on study mateials and strategies etc. Thanks!