How 'late' is considered 'still early'? Sometimes I have heard people say that if you have, or had a weak gpa, you don't want to apply too early since most people with great gpas apply early, and you might not get selected for an interview. Your thoughts? Will a 19academic/20 PAT hurt me? Should I retake the DAT and try to score higher? I am trying to concentrate on doing well in my classes right now, and really do not want to spend time studying for the DAT again, unless I really should. I called DAT services yesterday and they told me this year's National average is 18 across, except for Reading which is 19. Wow! I thought 17 was sort of the average.