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Any dental programs with early decision program?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by newdaddy, Jul 17, 2001.

  1. newdaddy

    newdaddy Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2001
    Santa Paula, CA
    Does anyone know if there are dental schools that offer early decisions to highly qualified applicants? I know that some of the private med schools do but I haven't heard of any dental schools. I would appreciate any information you might have. Depending on the program it might just be one less thing to worry about (admission.)
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  3. critterbug

    critterbug I like big buttz. No Lie! 7+ Year Member

    May 13, 2003
    yeeHa, Texas

    I was wondering the same thing.
  4. w3chen99

    w3chen99 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Any school that goes through AADSAS (pretty much every school) is not allowed to give acceptances before the 1st business day of December. That pretty much means that your only chance would be a school not affiliated with AADSAS (are there very many? I don't know).

    If you're looking for that extra edge to show how much you care about a school, then you should just turn in your apps early and get your secondaries to them as soon as you can. Then obviously make an impression during interviews and get the message across that you want to go their school and that they are number one in your book.
    If you are just referring to getting in early, pretty much if you get an interview before December from most schools, you are 95% in on the 1st business day of December. In my opinion, that's pretty early....about 8-9 months before you start for most schools. Even if you wanted to get in earlier than that (if it is possible through non AADSAS school), I don't think it would be that end up just waiting and waiting....counting down the months.....
  5. critterbug

    critterbug I like big buttz. No Lie! 7+ Year Member

    May 13, 2003
    yeeHa, Texas
    Well, I guess what I meant to ask was, have you ever heard of anyone, for example, applying for Fall of 2004 and the school letting them start in Fall of 2003 if they have their degree, good DAT scores, and all prereq's??
  6. pumpkins90

    pumpkins90 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 11, 2002
    I know a few people who found out before Dec. 1 by using the infosource, but after word was let out infosource shut down until after Dec. 1 and no one else could check their status. I think the one's who did find out was only a couple of weeks early anyways. I don't think that texas schools participate in aadsas so you might be able to find out early from them. Help me out, those who applied to texas schools. By the way, you are not guaranteed an acceptance if you interview before september. It is true you are competing for more spots than after dec., but take it from me and a lot of other people you are not guaranteed a spot. I know its a pain waiting, but everyone has to do it so just plan on expecting christmas decorations to be out before you find out anything.
  7. Comet208

    Comet208 7+ Year Member

    Nov 6, 2002

    i dont think what you are talking about is at all possible. you always specify the cycle that you are applying for and based on how the application cycle and procedures are handled, one can only apply to one application cycle at any given time. application cycle for fall 2004 just started and goes till next spring. during this time, who ever that applies is only applying for falll 2004 enrollment. so to answer your question again, you cant be possibly applying for fall 2004 today, somehow get an interview mid July and get accepted and enroll this fall. things dont work out that way.

  8. critterbug

    critterbug I like big buttz. No Lie! 7+ Year Member

    May 13, 2003
    yeeHa, Texas
    Thank you Comet208

    Thats what I thought. Thank you for clarifying. I'll set my hopes for Fall 2004 then !!

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