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DAT done, but need some advice

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by joshipri, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. joshipri

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    Hi everyone, firstly I'd like to say this forum is waaayyy too awesome for words!! But, sadly I took the DAT today and didn't do as well as I wanted. So I was wondering if I could get some advice on what I should do. I have a 3.87 GPA total and around a 3.4 science--I'm actually finishing undergrad in 3 years if that makes any difference. But here's my horrible DAT scores:

    PAT: 18
    QR: 16:(
    RC: 18
    BIO: 18
    GC: 18
    OC: 20
    TS: 19
    AA: 18

    So do you think I have any chance of getting in if I apply now or should I retake the DAT again??? The thing is that I just don't want to pay all that money to take the DAT again and go through the hell too!!

    Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!!
     
  2. OMFS08

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    Apply first your GPA will help. But a 3.87 GPA does not march your scores so retake but still apply. May be a red flag to adcoms.
     
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    Why do you want to finish undergrad in 3 years?
     
  4. joshipri

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    It was actually advice given to me by my advisory...I had a lot of AP credit and I just thought it would save some money....

    But do you really think I should retake the DAT so it at least kinda matches my GPA??
     
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    Which sources did you use to study?? How much time did you spend studying?
    I will say apply now and retake the test, like OMFS08 say before that could be a red flag a high GPA and an average DAT.....
     
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  6. joshipri

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    For Bio, I used Cliffs mostly
    For Chem. mostly my old notes and a Barrons DAT book
    For O. Chem. my old flashcards and an MCAT book my friend gave me.
    I had the Crack PAT software and TopScore but only got to do 3 of the Crack tests and 2 of the TopScore cuz my computer got a virus and now I can't use it!!
    But I basically crammed for the past week with little to no prior studying which is why the low score...
     
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    Your gpa doesn't make sense to me. How do you have 3.9 overall and 3.4 science gpa.
    Have you only taken about 2 science classes? That's the only way that would work out.
    If that is true, then I am assuming you have based everything on the notion that AP is similar to actually college classes, which isn't very true as you can see.
     
  8. joshipri

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    Well, I haven't really calculated my science GPA but I just put the lowest possible I think it could be right now...its probably closer to a 3.5-3.6 but I'm not sure how to calculate it...
     
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    if u got the money, you should apply now to see if you get in. otherwise, just retake the DAT and take a year off doing some dental related work.
     
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