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its pretty late in the cycle but i think you'll score one or two interviews from private dental schools. Definitely retake before next cycle, 17 GC is very bad.
 
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its pretty late in the cycle but i think you'll score one or two interviews from private dental schools. Definitely retake before next cycle, 17 GC is very bad.
Sure it is late, but My scores do not seem so bad compared to the averages accumulated from the SDN. I know SDN doesn't account for the realm of dental applicants, but I can't imagine a 17 GC having such a significant impact on my total DAT, right? Doesn't seem logical from an Admission's perspective. Anyways, I do feel confident about the rest of my app, so i'll just go about it anyways
 
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I don't know if a retake is necessary - but the GC below 18 could hurt you at some schools so definitely reach out to the ones you're most interested in and ask if they have any cutoffs by section.

Assuming you're applying this cycle, retaking wouldn't get you new scores in time to make too much of a difference. I would hold off on that decision until later on in this cycle depending on the number of interviews you get.
 
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I just took my DAT after 3-4 months of studying consistently. Kind of bummed about my scores knowing I could have done way better. I knew my general chemistry would be my weakest point, but I definitely thought i'd score above a 17. I have 3.5 GPA and a 3.42 sGPA. Does my score in Organic balance out my Gen Chem? Wondering what my chances are of getting an interview from Universities. Can I still be considered competitive in any way?
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Your scores are very consistent and dental schools do like that. You didn't go below cutoffs for the vast majority of dental schools. A lot depends on where you are applying but you definitely have an opportunity for interviews. You stated you knew you could have done better, what do you think affected your scores and how could you have scored higher?

Make sure you have a strong personal statement, this is often overlooked and can often open doors to an interview.

Wishing you the best..

Nancy
 
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Your scores are very consistent and dental schools do like that. You didn't go below cutoffs for the vast majority of dental schools. A lot depends on where you are applying but you definitely have an opportunity for interviews. You stated you knew you could have done better, what do you think affected your scores and how could you have scored higher?

Make sure you have a strong personal statement, this is often overlooked and can often open doors to an interview.

Wishing you the best..

Nancy
I don't think I spent enough time familiarizing myself with the variation of GC question types. I understood the concepts and general information, but consistent practice would have been key for the GC section. Also, the DAT program (I won't mention) I used did not provide me with a sufficient opportunity to study that section in that manner

Thank you for the positive response!! Keep up the good work
 

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I think you will get interviews. Best of luck to you!
 
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