This is my first time posting on this message board, but I have been reading and soaking up info for a while now. I have just graduated from Whitman College in May, with a Biochemistry major and physics minor and have the intention of going to dental school in fall of 2003. Whitman College is a small liberal arts school (~1300 students) that is getting more and more competative to get into. I had a 4.0 in highschool taking all AP classes and a 1460 on my SATs. I'm just about ready to submit my AADSAS application (by sometime next week) and I am scheduled to take the Kaplan prep course and take the DAT in late August. My overall GPA is about 3.35, and science is slightly below that. My concerns come from some previous post indicating that GPA is always weighed hevier than DAT scores. But isn't GPA dependent on an individual's course load as well as undergraduate institution? I was hoping to rock the DAT and have a pretty good chance of acceptance. Now I'm getting a little worried because of my GPA. I would love any advice any former applicants about any additional things I should do to improve my application package. Should I be worried? Maybe I shouldn't worry until I get my DAT scores back. As far as dental experience, this is what I have: I've volunteered at OHSU's dental clinic for a summer, and observed with a dentist for four or five months, as well as writing my undergraduate thesis on fluoridation of public drinking supplies. Please help me with any input!! Should I be worried? What would good schools for me to apply to. SO far I am planning on applying to OHSU, Creighton, Columbia, Tufts, UNLV, Marquette, U of P, Boston U, NYU, and maybe Arizona.