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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by bwdgator, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. bwdgator

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    I am new to the forum so I have a couple of questions:

    My info:
    Right now I am a junior going into my spring year that has a 3.45 gpa and a 3.2 bcp gpa. My gpa is not that great which is why I am worrying a lot lately since I am going to apply this summer. My gpa kind of has an increasing trend, meaning it went from a 2.8 to 3.1 to 3.5 to 3.5. I have A LOT of extracurriculars such as volunteering and leadership positions, I have over 100 hours in shadowing, and I am doing research (trying to get a paper). I am going to take the DAT sometime in March or April.

    My first questions is DO I HAVE A CHANCE because i am freaking out!

    Second, I am trying to figure out worst case scenarios. I keep hearing about a post-bacc but I don't know what it is and how to get it. I dont trust my advisors because they have given very bad advice before.

    Third, I had a friend who kept two science classes that he needed to graduate since he did not get accepted. He basically did a fifth year completing the science classes, shadowing, and doing research. He did get accepted after his fifth year. Will this work for me?

    Thanks for your help! and GO GATORS!
     
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  3. vlct0ria

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    Haha hey, I just had my own freak-out about next cycle on the forms yesterday, so I totally understand how you feel. Your EC's sound amazing, and many applicants with GPAs similar to/lower than your own are accepted...I don't think it is too low that you would need to do a post-bacc. But of course, this all depends on how the DAT goes for you...rock it and you could be the well-rounded applicant dschools want! Wait and see what other people say about the GPA.
     
  4. eternalxdemon

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    you ALWAYS have a chance to get in. you're cgpa is avg which is good. :) tho ur sgpa is a bit below avg but it's ok. you still have the semester to rock your science classes to bring that gpa up. I don't think you need to look at the post-bacc program cuz your stats are well-rounded enough to get you a couple of interivews AS LONG AS you submit it early (preferabbly june). and taking the DAT's in late march/early april would be a great idea in case you need to retake u can retake in june and you would still be early for 1st round interviews. but w/e u do make sure u submit your app in june... don't hold off for ur retake scores.. -_-;; aadsas takes awhile to process apps anyways so the sooner u submit the sooner ur app gets sent out to the schools of your choice.

    I don't think you need to stay a fifth year your stats are good enough to get interviews. :) but that's just my two cents. good luck with your apps and studying for the DAT.
     

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