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DAT scores for lower GPAs

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by myameena, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. myameena

    myameena Member

    Nov 5, 2002
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    I have a question about DAT scores for those of us who are in the lower GPA range. My GPA - if I get an "A" in my physics and ochem - will be around 3.02 cumulative and 3.22 science. Don't laugh.. :( And I have a Master's degree that is included. So what are competitive DAT scores for me and those like me? Be realistic now....don't tell me 27 or somethin funky like that.
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  3. smile_doctor

    smile_doctor Senior Member

    Aug 13, 2001
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    I would say that your science GPA is right around the average mark for matriculants. To make yourself competitive, I would try to shoot for 20's on each of the sections of the DAT.

    Good luck!
  4. Brand

    Brand Senior Member

    Sep 23, 2002
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    My GPA is ~2.9 Science/3.3 Overall. DAT- lowest score 20 highest score 22. 5 interviews. 4 schools accepted- U of Mich, U of Detroit, Case, and Nova. 1 school waitlisted. Damn you SUNY Buffalo.
  5. djsux

    djsux Member

    Oct 16, 2002
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    The general advice that I have received from ppl in dental schools who have done some adcom stuff is to shoot for the 20 and above.

    If you do that, and get in some good shadowing, then you should be in good shape. Just keep that grade trend upwards and keep it up!

    Personally, I'm an under 3.0 club member w/ a 21A / 20P who's applying this year. I applied real late (in Tejas), and am still waiting to hear from interviews, but I'm hoping to get some invites as a Christmas gift...

    Good luck with it.

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