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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Bruinlove, May 7, 2008.

  1. Bruinlove

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    I have heard that UCLA adcom does not even look at applications until October. Does this mean as long as applicants submit their secondaries until early September, they will not have any disadvantage from submitting late?
     
  2. harjay

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    Its true that they do their reviews late in the cycle (about beginning of October), but I would still recommend getting everything in ASAP. You could put it off until September, but I wouldn't. Especially if you're applying to other schools.
     
  3. Bruinlove

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    I believe we can add schools even after initial submission?

    So, what I am planning to do is apply to every other school as early as possible, but add UCLA to the list in late August.

    Would this hurt my chance at UCLA drastically?
     
  4. gogiantsss

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    why not do it at the same time?
     
  5. jigabodo

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    I was thinking the same. :confused:
     
  6. Bruinlove

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    UCLA is my FIRST choice. I feel like I need better score on DAT to increase my chance. And I have barely started studying.
     
  7. jigabodo

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    You have more than enough time. Imo, September DAT (meaning you would have studied for 4 months) is an overkill. 2 to 2.5 months should be sufficient to get a good score.
     
  8. Bruinlove

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    I think it takes about a month for AADSAS to send out an application to school? So if I want it to arrive by mid-September, I would have to add UCLA to the list at least by mid-August?
     
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    If you have gotten everything in (transcript, GPA verification, LOR etc) before then, it should be faster than that.

    Also, AADSAS and sending DAT scores are handled by different associations. You can always complete everything UCLA requested besides the DAT and just send it once you finish retaking.
     
  10. Bruinlove

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    Thank you very very much for the info. :D

    But, still no one got an idea on the main question?
    "Will I get any disadvantage for applying to UCLA late?" (like in late August or in early September)
     
  11. jigabodo

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    If they REALLY don't look at applications until October, I don't se why you would be at a disadvantage applying in late August.
     
  12. UNR.Grad

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    I had my AADSAS sent late June and took my DAD Aug 15, so my app was complete with official DAT score mid September. You should be ok with applying late, but I don't know why you wouldn't submit AADSAS early, either way you'll have to include your first score right?
     
  13. Bruinlove

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    When did UCLA send you a personal history form or a postcard? Was it after you took the DAT? Or was it right after the initial submission in June?
    I'm curious about this because completing the secondary form will take another month.
     
  14. UNR.Grad

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    They selectively send out their secondaries, I got mine in July before my DAT.
     
  15. Bruinlove

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    Thank you for the info!
     
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    i say apply early and put on AADSAS you plan to take the dat again.

    what if UCLA changes this application cycle and starts to look at applications earlier?
     

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