Chances of Acceptance at a Texas School as an Out Of State?

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  1. FutureToothFairy_12

    FutureToothFairy_12

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    I am an out of state resident looking to apply to a Texas dental school. I've read that Texas schools aren't OOS friendly but I want to apply due to the fact all 3 schools have good programs. My goal is to live and practice in a rural area in Texas after dental school. I don't have any ties but I did do an internship at one of the schools. Will that help me any? How can I stand out as an OOS applicant?
     
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  3. Life of Pablo

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    Well......what is your GPA and DAT scores (if you don't mind me asking)? You have to be a pretty stellar applicant to land a spot as an OOS applicant. Are you opposed to going to dental school in another state and then moving to Texas once you practice?
     
  4. FutureToothFairy_12

    FutureToothFairy_12

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    I haven't taken the DAT yet but I plan to in the spring since I'm a rising junior. My GPA is at a 3.0 but retaking classes to raise my oGPA/sGPA so that I can be a competitive applicant. And no, I want to attend school in Texas and staying to practice. (idk if this would make me stand out) I know it's early but I want to start planning ahead.
     
  5. Stanelz

    Stanelz Current RDA, Future DDS 2+ Year Member

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    90% depends on your DAT/GPA, to even be considered for an interview i'd imagine you would need at least a 3.7/22AA
     
  6. Mrdoctorcaptainsir

    Mrdoctorcaptainsir 2+ Year Member

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    To be frank, with a 3.0 your chances are slim to none. I would withhold from applying to Texas schools.
     
  7. Big Time Hoosier

    Big Time Hoosier Man. Myth. Legend. 2+ Year Member

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    It's not gonna happen. I had a 3.7+ GPA, 24 DAT, and I even lived in Texas for two years in my late teens and I didn't get any interviews. Save your money and apply where you've got a realistic shot.

    Big Hoss
     
  8. FeralisExtremum

    FeralisExtremum 7+ Year Member

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    Realistically? Incredibly low chances even if you had amazing stats. With a 3.0 oGPA/sGPA, close to zero. I'd save your money and not bother.
     
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  9. D1Bound

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    Your best chance is to move here and establish residency, then apply. That's a very big commitment without a guarantee of acceptance. I'd go ahead and go to school somewhere else then move to the Lone State State.
     
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  10. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

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    "Planning ahead" should have started at least a couple + of years ago.
     
  11. JLT223

    JLT223 2+ Year Member

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    I wouldn't even bother
     
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