Aug 9, 2015
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This is probably me worrying WAY too much, but can you take the DAT too early?
I just finished my sophomore year and all my prerequisites. I've always heard people recommend you take the DAT once you've finished ochem, but now I'm reading that a lot of people take the DAT the same year or after they've apply to dental school. I took the DAT in July and scored 21AA/21TS/22PAT. I'm pretty happy with the scores now but I'm afraid that when I go to apply in a year an average of 21 will be more common or my scores will be seen as less relevant because they'll be a year old. There really isn't anything I can do about it now, but I was wondering if when you take the test effects how dental schools see your scores.
 
May 17, 2008
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As long as the DAT score is within the timeframe accepted by schools (and if you're applying in a year, it will be), you're fine. There's no disadvantage to taking it after sophomore year - if anything that is the perfect time to take it, IMO.