As I am filling out my application, I realized that I am not a strong applicant. -3.4 gpa, 19AA, 20TS, 22PAT. (retake DAT in Aug) -only 5 hours of shadowing 2 yeras ago -no volunteer (except high school, not including this since it was in high school) -TA experience -few years of paid research experience (only one publication) -3 professors said they will write me best letter possible but don't have dentist's letter. What's bothering me is the volunteer experience and shadowing hours and no dentist letter. I will be shadowing again this month. I don't know if I should apply this year? or shoud I gain more ec then apply? or should I just apply to one school? will i have more chance if I apply to one school? because schools can see how many schools you applyed and which school you applied? so if they only see their school they know it's my first choice?? i am so lost.... any thought?