amena

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i know most people on these forums probably have a gpa well above or around the average, and my telling you that mine is below average is probably one of the biggest dilemmas you hear from some students. So, anyway my question is this: so far up till now ive wanted to be a doc, but not being happy with my bio major in my particular school (sci dept is the worst) , i really did horrible in most of my science classes just because of plain depression. Right now, I'm dead serious about fixing my gpa - but realize that a 3.0 in the end of junior yr can only go so high. Plus, my advisor, very nicely suggested i either give up hope of getting in to dental school - or go to masters program. What do you think, suggest? Any help will be appreciated . Thanks!
 

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You just want to be a "doc"? I say apply to a Ph.D program after getting your masters. That would be the easiest route.
 

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amena said:
i know most people on these forums probably have a gpa well above or around the average, and my telling you that mine is below average is probably one of the biggest dilemmas you hear from some students. So, anyway my question is this: so far up till now ive wanted to be a doc, but not being happy with my bio major in my particular school (sci dept is the worst) , i really did horrible in most of my science classes just because of plain depression. Right now, I'm dead serious about fixing my gpa - but realize that a 3.0 in the end of junior yr can only go so high. Plus, my advisor, very nicely suggested i either give up hope of getting in to dental school - or go to masters program. What do you think, suggest? Any help will be appreciated . Thanks!
A 3.0 GPA with a few more semesters left is not something to give up over. I know several people that got in to dschool with sub-3.0's. As for what the Commi said, if someone told me I should get a PhD I'd smack them...that's like telling me I should cut off my genitals and consign myself to a life of crapiness. Do well in your classes from now on, take some Prozac for your depression, and find a good person who'll blow a ton of money on you and you'll be fine. You're from NY, right? Kick butt on the DAT and with a 3.0 NYU would take you...if not, and I'm wrong, have a rich family member donate a million or two to UoP...they won't even look at your app. Cheer up Charlie...
 
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amena said:
i know most people on these forums probably have a gpa well above or around the average, and my telling you that mine is below average is probably one of the biggest dilemmas you hear from some students. So, anyway my question is this: so far up till now ive wanted to be a doc, but not being happy with my bio major in my particular school (sci dept is the worst) , i really did horrible in most of my science classes just because of plain depression. Right now, I'm dead serious about fixing my gpa - but realize that a 3.0 in the end of junior yr can only go so high. Plus, my advisor, very nicely suggested i either give up hope of getting in to dental school - or go to masters program. What do you think, suggest? Any help will be appreciated . Thanks!

If you can inch your GPA at around 3.3, and do very well on the DAT you can get in but dont 4get to start your shadowing, volunteering, and all that giving back to the community stuff. Good luck!!
 

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Yeah, don't give up! And having a set goal, as high or low as it may seem to you, will likely help with the depression and get you motivated. Just get out there and get tons of dental experience....and if you don't like it, you just saved yourself 200K on school!
 
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If you give up, you will be a worse loser than not getting into a school your first round of apllication. On your last year of college, keep up with ur studies, practice for DAT, community service/shadowing etc. and then take the test and apply.
 

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well, it really depends on how much you want to acheive your goals. u can look into a post-bac to help with your gpa.
 

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stick to it, but please don't blame your school for a sub par GPA. This excuse will get you no where.

I got a 1.6 GPA my freshman year and I am to blame. (yeah, my bio teacher was a lunatic, but c'mon)

Hit the books hard and that 3.0 will rise steadily.
 
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