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Calculated GPA using AADSAS

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Jumpman87, May 11, 2008.

  1. Jumpman87

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    My GPA considering all classes, including the repeated courses, my GPA is a 2.71. My real question is should I hold off on applying due to the fact of my low GPA??
    But considering that this Spring Semester my GPA was a 3.69 for the semester which shows I have been improving(which I hear is something that dental schools are looking for), and that I hope of achieveing atleast 20+ on the DAT due to the way I have been studying for the DAT.

    Should I apply??
     
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  3. doc3232

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    Considering you only need to wait less than a month for your spring grades I would definitely wait. What would the gpa difference be?
    2.7-2.8 is borderline for getting accepted. You need to get a great DAT score.
    Under-represented minority by any chance?
     
  4. Jumpman87

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    Well That 2.71 GPA was calculated using my spring semester grades. Two extra things I am a hispanic born outside the U.S., and also I have three family members who went and graduated from the dental school which is my #1 choice. Would any of those things help?
     
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    I think you should first take DAT and see how well you do on it.
     
  6. jigabodo

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    That depends on what school it is.
     
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    Any opinions??
     
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    bust your a$$ on the DAT (think 21+) and get some killer reccs.

    I am in a similar position (GPA hovering around 3.1-3.2). I will be applying to 10-15 schools
     

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