Are you serious about studying again?!? After being accepted to multiple schools you are going to retake the DAT again and hope to get into you top choice? If so, you likely won't be getting into this year's class at that school, considering it is this late in the game, most schools have their classes full.Originally posted by Aurora
I got accepted to a few schools already. But during the interview at my first choice school they asked me to re-take my DAT. I don't really understand why they would invite me for an interview if they thought my DAT scores were so low.
I guess I better start studying again
Originally posted by SouthDakotaDDS
Are you serious about studying again?!? After being accepted to multiple schools you are going to retake the DAT again and hope to get into you top choice? If so, you likely won't be getting into this year's class at that school, considering it is this late in the game, most schools have their classes full.
It just sounds foolish to me. But if that is the school that you simple MUST go to, then you must do what you have to do.
I already had an interview and it was during the interview that they asked me to re-take the DAT. It's so late in the admissions cycle...I wonder if it'll still make a difference. When did Minnesota ask you to re-take your DAT? During the interview or before the interview? BTW...would you mind telling me what your DAT scores were the first time?Originally posted by dr_benj
Just ask them what they mean, and if you will be granted an interview if you retake it. The schools are usually pretty straight forward if you just ask. BTW, Minnesota asked me to retake the DAT. I did, and ended up getting accepted.
What do you mean..."explain the situation to the school"? I've already let them know that I have gotten accepted to other schools.Originally posted by Calculus1
You must truly love your boyfriend because if I had acceptances in hand, I wouldn't retake the DAT for anyone Seriously, though, your being asked to retake the DAT at the interview is not that uncommon. You must have had just one piece of the puzzle missing and I would look at that as a positive sign that they want you even if it is conditional. But I would call and explain my situation to the school first, before I'd go and blow hrs of my life studying for that test.
Originally posted by Aurora
I'm older than most of the students (26) so it's more important to me to stay near my boyfriend.
Originally posted by Bullfan16
I, like you question whether or not the school I interviewed at (told me at interview also....why did they send me out there only to tell me to retake exam....I just dont get it) is very serious considering the timing of all of this (had interview March 19).
Well...I don't think it would be too wise for me to ask my interviewer if he was serious about me re-taking the DAT. That's why I was trying to find out if anyone else has been asked to re-take the DAT and their experiences. It's nice to get everyone elses opinion...after all that's what this website is forOriginally posted by preludexl
Aurora, egad, woman. Get a hold of yourself. You seem like a smart enough person, but lack a little self confidence. I don't think you are foolish either for wanting to be close to your bf, maybe he is the one. The only people you should be consulting about this is you, your bf, and your interviewer. My 0.02.
Ok...I just e-mailed my interviewer. I hope he writes me back. I called the admissions office too and they said it was too late for me to add anything to my file for this year. I get different stories from different peopleOriginally posted by preludexl
Aurora, suit yourself. If the interviewer was joking, he would've said, knock knock, or, there were 3 guys sitting on a bar... However, it's your prerogative. Admissions invites you to interview because they like your application and think you might have a place in their school. An interviewer makes recommendations to you to help you get into their school. My interviewer's recommendation was, you should've applied early, oweing to the fact my application wasnt completed until a week after the deadline. But I'm sure he was just making small talk. Getting advice from peers is one thing, but misinterpreting an interviewer's advice is another. Everyone here, except for the interviewer, is second guessing on whether he/she meant: 1. retake and reapply for next year, 2. retake and they will reevaluate for this year. That's a BIG difference between the two. IMHO, it is foolish for any SDNer to make conjectures on someone else's future at this point. You are trying to base your sitch on someone else's sitch. If that's what you want to do, that's fine.