1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, be sure to check out How To Get Into Dental School, our free downloadable PDF with step-by-step details for dental school applicants!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dismiss Notice
  4. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

DAT tips

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by dexadental, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. dexadental

    dexadental 1K Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Dental Student
    First, just want to say good luck to everyone about to recieve acceptance letters, I'm counting on a few...::crosses fingers::


    AA: 21
    Reading Comp: 27
    QR: 19
    Gen Chem: 16
    Orgo: 22
    PAT: 18
    Biology: 22 :)

    Welp I retook the DAT yesterday after contemplating retaking it since my first sub par performance in June. Improved greatly in every section, especially QR...from a terrible score to a nice 19. Sorry if I'm gloating, I'm just extra excited now! I must say, I rocked it!!!! Maybe it was because I studied more (got DAT achiever...a definite must...also DAT professor, and ace the dat...had previously just done kaplan and topscore). I felt this would be better in the predental forum than in the DAT one, just gives a little more exposure. DAT achiever was way harder than the real PAT...but it prepares you, I scored an 18. DAT professor I feel is underestimated, it really prepares you well...
    Overall I am extremeley happy with these scores, I can now get an interview here at UF! (made the QR cut off). YAY! I hopped in my car and floored it to the admissions office here, lol. Only went down in gen chem, but screw it! If only this could have happened the first time....

    Welll thats enough gloating, good luck everyone this week! Nothing for me yet...
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Utes

    Utes Senior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2004
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dentist
    Good job! Glad to hear that you did better the second go-around.

    Good luck!

    Utes
     
  4. drengineer

    drengineer Back to surfing!
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Messages:
    598
    Likes Received:
    1
    Good job dexadental!
     
  5. dexadental

    dexadental 1K Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Dental Student
    LOL...yeah if only I could have had these scores before...a few of my applications were put on hold because I told the schools I was going to retake...so now I'm hoping for more interviews...I would really like one here at UF...
    The second time around was so much better...alot of the problems on DAT achiever, professor, and ace the dat, with regard to QR, were almost exactly the same...just using different numbers...
    Just goes to show that if you put enough time into this test, it can be done.

    On a side note, I called PENN today to let them know and they said...great...but you'll probably be hearing something soon...:)
     
  6. polarnut

    polarnut Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    2
    good job man! hard work always pays, eh? :)
     
  7. cowsgomoo

    cowsgomoo Senior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Messages:
    684
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice job dude!!! Those are some solid scores. I hope its happy news from UPenn. Good luck and hope to hear some good news from you. :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  8. emthichrangdep

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dental Student
    congrads! hard work does pay off. I was just curious when is/was your UMDNJ interview?
     
  9. kurt10

    kurt10 Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Dentist
    Hard work pays off, good job Dexadental. I'll bet you feel like you are walking on cloud nine. CONGRATS!!!
     
  10. dentdent

    dentdent Junior Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    dexadental,
    did the schools that you interviewed at tell you that they were putting your app on hold? And how long did you study to improve your score ? Im retaking mine end of Dec. hope thats not too late
     
  11. dexadental

    dexadental 1K Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Dental Student
    No, all the schools I had interviews didn't seem to care much about my DAT, I mean my AA was an 18, but that was only because of a poor QR score, which some schools, as people know, don't really care much about. I studied hardcore for my QR and PAT, and brushed up on everything else a few weeks before...so I'd say a solid month of studying, along with interviews, dealing with the admissions process, and HARD classes...very stressful. I'm just happy its over. Only Columbia and UF put my app on hold due to my DAT, they wanted to see my retake before going further...I guess I didn't make their cut off but now I've improved. I'm happy though with my interviews, and the schools that gave me the opportunity...I'm not too sure I'd like to go Columbia now that I think about it...I hope I see something good tomorrow!
     
  12. Blackstars

    Blackstars Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2003
    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    0


    dude, that is what the DAT forum is there for.
     
  13. dexadental

    dexadental 1K Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Dental Student
    Thats true, however, the DAT forum is often overlooked, and this post is really there for the people who were in my position, in that their applications were set aside due to some cut offs schools have...this is just to let people know, there is hope! :)
     
  14. Sprgrover

    Sprgrover Pulped out Moderator
    Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    4,037
    Likes Received:
    3
    Yea Dexadental! Awesome scores! I'm crossing my fingers that that golden acceptance from Penn comes through for you!
     
  15. What is the cutoff for UF?
     

Share This Page