The Anxious One

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It's the same thread a lot of aspiring dentists have posted previously, "should I retake the DAT's". Whenever I read these threads you guys always gave your honest and academic opinions in order to maximize success when applying to dental school, so I was hoping you guys would be able to do the same with my scores.:bow:

Bio: 20
GC: 21
OC: 19
RC: 20
QR: 18
PAT: 18 :(
AA: 20
TS: 20

GPA: 3.5
sGPA: 3.2 :(

Research work for 2 years
Shadowed at hospitals in Singapore and India
 
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:O i was going to apply the next cycle because I thought I had no chance this late in the current cycle. I will definitely consider applying as soon as possible then.

As for the sGPA, I was hoping to improve it this year by +.2 or +.1.

Needed these inputs so bad haha.

I was also wondering:
1. Do you recommend taking Microbiology (currently taking it) and Biochemistry courses?
2. Is it ok to take my chances and apply this cycle as soon as possible or should I wait for the following cycle?
 

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Roger that sir. Yeah, some of the schools I want to apply to require biochemistry (Buffalo and Stony Brook, I believe?) but an adviser stated how microbiology was one of those courses that often has recurring themes in dental school and how the adcom probably would like to see if you how you can handle that type of information well.

And yeah if I'm applying the following cycle, I'm doing it June 1st haha.

Another question, Is it ok to apply to schools and rack shadowing hours after you've applied and will it still be considered into your application? (I have a decent amount of hours that led to my interest in the field but not near 200 hours+) I'm likely taking gap year if I'm applying the following cycle which pains me but it opens up a year.
 
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I would take both micro & biochem since it's becoming a pre-req for many schools now.
 
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I have almost the same stats as you (I have 3.25 sGPA, 3.47 oGPA, AA 20, TS 20--21 BIO, 19 OC and GC, 22 RC, 19 PAT, 17 QR) and applied at the end of June and already have 2 interviews!
 

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I got a very similar score to you the first time and I retook it and felt better afterwards. It's really personal preference. If you didn't apply this cycle maybe bring your grades up a bit and retake it before next cycle. : O
 

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Awesome feedback. Good to hear someone from a similar standing getting interviews as well. I'll be keeping Microbiology in he end and I'll hopefully get the hours in by June. Currently my sGPA is exactly 3.27 so my stats are really similar to yours Sweet_Tooth. Hopefully you can let me know how things went.
 
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