Apr 11, 2021
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So I pretty much screwed up in first year due to some personal issues and landed with a 40.7% average as I failed three courses. (I'm a Canadian student, so I'm not sure what my percent converts over to as a 4.0 scale). I had to take a year off and am now back in school for my second year. My average for this year is 80%. However, my overall average is 59.7%. I was just wondering if my chances for dental school are over? I plan to aim for at least an 85% average in my last two years. I have about 60 hours of dental shadowing and 100+ hours of volunteering at the moment. I plan to take the DAT next year and am aiming for a 23-24. Will dental schools look down upon my terrible first year GPA? And should I explain it in my personal statement, i.e just briefly mention it? Due to my issues in first year I also dropped 4 courses. Will these 3 failed courses and 4 W's severely affect the way that they consider my transcript? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks :)
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