So I will be a senior next Fall, and when I visited my pre-dental advisor awhile back and he suggested the following timeline: - Take DAT this August, apply in the Fall for admission in the 2009-2010 class. I really disagree with that, though. I'm taking nine hours of summer school this summer, and I don't think I'll be able to study for the DAT at the same time. Plus I would be applying rather late in the game, no? I would rather: - Take DAT over the next winter intercession, and apply early in application cycle for admission into the 2010-2011 class. This would give me a gap year, which I was keen on anyhow. Which plan seems best?