I took the DAT over spring break ( and only studied over spring break). I didn't do as well as i hoped, but i did well enough to get by, but after thinking it through for the past couple of weeks I've decided that doing well enough to get by isn't good enough. This time i'm going to do it right. I'm going to start studying around mid may (after spring semester ends) and take my test around mid august. I know i'll already have my dental application sent to schools, and i'm going to inform the schools that i'm applying to that my new DAT scores will probably arrive around the beginning of september. Hopefully this studying pays off! I wish all this study material wasn't so expensive too. Oh well, it will all be worth it one day. here's hoping.