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Chances?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by VironT7, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. VironT7

    VironT7 MOSDOH Class of 2020
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    I just submitted my applications to 7 schools.

    My gpa is 3.46overall and 3.25 science
    DAT scores were 18AA 21PAT and 17TS

    Have excellent letters, volunteered at local dental school as an assistant for a year, as well as research at local hospital for a couple months now. Lots of extracurriculars and 2 mission trips to Haiti as a part of dental team.

    Wondering what my chances are?
     
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  3. dentjo

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    Decent to pretty good. Would be even better with ~20AA
     
  4. BeaverLover

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    I would have to disagree with this. Definitely not pretty good, even at best its a decent. Sorry :S The 17TS and 3.25 stood out to me the most
     
  5. strep mutans

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    Depends on which schools you applied to, your state residency, and if you're URM...
     
  6. dentjo

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    Agreed. Retake the DAT and raise the TS. He should have a decent shot.
     
  7. MolarBear93

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    It's always tough to tell what will happen, but I definitely think chancing with only 7 schools is too few with those stats. If you're dead set on getting in this cycle that is
     
  8. VironT7

    VironT7 MOSDOH Class of 2020
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    Thank you all for the feedback. If I was to retake the DAT, would it be ok to take it at the end of August and have my application updated with the score then?
     
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  9. hellofuturedentists

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    Yes. But make sure you study well and are fully prepared to do better this time. It would look bad if you do worse. Good luck!
     
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    I agree, retake the DAT. Your scores are too low with that GPA. What are your individual breakdowns for each subject area?
     
  11. RuffDay

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    7 schools with your stats? You might should reconsider retaking your DAT and adding 15 more schools.
    Ideally, you want to have at least 25 schools total with your GPA and DAT.
     

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