hi all, first, great site here! lots of great and informative advice. secondly, i've got a few questions that i'd like to ask: 1. i plan to apply for '03, when is best to take the DAT? the DAT is offered everyday, right? 2. which/what review course (e.i kaplan, princeton .. ) and what prep CD's / books would you recommend based on your experience to prepare for the test? 3. how many schools are you applying to, on average? 4. when is the earliest date that you can mail out the application? 5. how long does it usually take for the secondary to arrive? by receiving the secondary, does it mean you have a somewhat good chance of getting in? 6. what are the chances of you getting into the school when you're at the interview step? 7. what is the acceptance rate? i mean, how many ppl apply and how many actually got accepted on average? 8. lastly, this is more of an undergrad thing: did any of you do a senior thesis as an undergrad? do you think it has helped your application? strengthened it, etc...do you think it's worth the time and sacrifice? i'd deeply appreciate any response fr your personal experience and expertise. thanks a bunch! - sally c!