Dr. Ortho said:
I am applying to Dental schools in July or August. If I took the DAT in June after taking a Kaplan course, would that be too late to take it? If i didn't take a kaplan course til the summer, and then took the test in August or September would that be too late to take the test for the cycle? I want to apply for the fall of 2007. Which do you guys think which would be better?
I filled out the application form and submitted it as soon as I could in May or early June (I'm from Texas, so I used TMDSAS). Then I took the Kaplan review course throughout July, and I took the DAT early or mid August. It takes 3 or 4 weeks for the schools to get your scores, but after that you're golden. I interviewed at two schools (one mid October, and another early November). I got accepted to my top choice dental school, and I had just decided to be a dentist in early May of this year! I think taking it in the summer is a good idea b/c the Kaplan course will be one of the only things that you're focused on instead of having to juggle the course with school classes. This is just my opinion of course. Good luck with all you do!!!
Oh, and by the way - the Kaplan course is great. I scored really well on the real thing, and my diagnostic was terrible. Just memorize everything they give you and do the most you can every day!