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Anyone accepted to Dental School with a PAT<17?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Divineimpetus, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. Divineimpetus

    Divineimpetus Trucker's Atlas
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    Congratulations everyone who has gotten accepted and good luck to everyone who is still waiting. I was wondering if anyone here has been accepted to dental school with a PAT< 17 (non-instate.) I'm trying figure out if my 19AA/20AA/16PAT is sufficient enough to get in dental school the first time around without taking the DAT again.

    Thanks
     
  2. PickMe

    PickMe Senior Member
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    I had a 17 on my PAT and I got accepted to UPenn and UPitt, so I think you have a pretty good chance, considering your other scores are high, and as long as your GPA is decent.
     
  3. eddiemoe

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    Honestly I wouldnt think so. Why not just take it over and score higher?
     
  4. r0entgen

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    I got a 15 on my PAT and got into upenn and utsa. still waiting on columbia and baylor.
     
  5. katdds

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    I got into Houston with a 16 PAT! good luck
     
  6. ucizotzot

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    got into UPENN and USC (waiting on UCSF and LLU) with a 16 PAT. good luck
     
  7. dentaldiva

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    MCG and UConn with a 16 PAT!!!
     
  8. Dr. Parm

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    Let's plug in some dummy numbers here:

    15 PAT and..lets say 3.8 GPA.

    Schools who lean towards accepting you: UPENN, UPitt, (I am sure there are more but, basically, these are the schools who are willing to overlook your DAT performance in lieu of a more consistent performance in your 3 years of undergrad)

    Schools who won't accept you unless they absolutely had to: Columbia, Harvard, (Again, i am sure there are others, but basically here's the scoop. These schools feel that your DAT performance foreshadows how well you will perform on the NBDE part I and II. They do not want to risk accepting a student who has sup-par test-taking skills even though they may be super students at their undergraduate institutions)


    Just some theories I am throwing out there.
     
  9. Spelmangyrl

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    14 PAT and accepted to all 5 of the schools that I applied to
     
  10. polarnut

    polarnut Senior Member
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    thats impressive
     
  11. Kniles5

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    score previous to retake?
    Wow, I thought my 13 on the QR would keep me out.... wait.... it still might.....
     
  12. EyeAmCommi

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    What percentile is 17 on the PAT?
     
  13. grmaster1

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    To answer OP's original question--yes!

    17 is about 60ish...
     
  14. emthichrangdep

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    wow..what was your AA and gpa may i ask??
     
  15. maksidaa

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    here's my question in this line of thinking...
    what science section scores are sufficient? i see lots of people with 20+ in every science section and i'm wondering if i should retake cuz i got 18 in ochem. at first i thought 18 was decent but now i'm beginning to think that it's average to unacceptable
     
  16. Dutchboy

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    I scored like a 20 in O-chem but I had 18 in gen chem. I had a 17 PAT(the screen i took the test on was ancient, those angles were all the same), and are you ready for this..... 14QR :eek: . I scored 18 AA/19TS. It's not the end of the world. Some schools take different sections of the DAT more serious or less serious than others. I thought I would have to take the DAT again but was accepted today. :D Hang in there, a ton of spots will need to be filled after all those 20+ people decide where they are going.
     
  17. maksidaa

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    hey, thanks for the encouragement. it's nice to know that i'm not the only one with sub-super-human scores!
     
  18. BallDontLie

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    My 17 was 72.0 percentile...im pretty sure it varies from version to version of the test
     
  19. mitechgrl

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    Don't worry about it!!!! I scored an 18 in O Chem... and you'll never believe it... a 15 in bio ... and i was accepted to 5 schools... i don't know if the schools took the higher of my bio score which was an 18 the first time.. i'm guessing they did... my over all aa was a 20 which seems like the magic number...
     

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