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Dental Schools Question??

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by predental89, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. predental89

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    I am right now in my undergraduate classes taking two years at a Community college and two years at UCSD does it look bad that I started at community college? Also is it a big deal that I received Bs in the chemistry classes because I got As in the Bio and Physics classes? over all I am shooting for a 3.5 GPA can anyone tell me some good dental schools that accept a 3.5 or below?

    Thank You
     
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  3. Bruinlove

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    If you got 4.0 at CC and 3.0 at UCSD, it may be a problem. Otherwise, you are fine. Many gets in with 3.5 or below. In fact, many dental schools' freshmen classes have average GPA lower than 3.5.
     
  4. predental89

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    do they take the average GPAs of community college and UCSD to come up with a final GPA?
     
  5. Bruinlove

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    They calculate GPA based on every classes you have taken. (this includes even the ones that you repeated.)
    I think SD is quarter system and most CCs are semester base?

    AADSAS will convert units and come up with something.
     
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    what does AADSAS stand for? and btw thank you so much for answering my questions.
     
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    Associated American Dental Schools Application Service

    common application : undergraduate university = AADSAS : dental school
     
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    I think every faq for dental schools i've read say that it doesn't matter what degree you get as an undergrad, as long as you 1) take the pre-req classes, and 2) complete any elective units required. further, i believe d schools like diversity; i've seen a list of majors of incoming students, and Classics and Business have been in there.
     
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    1. If you can maintain your GPA at UCSD, you will be compeltely fine.

    2. Bs in chem. are totally fine.

    3. 3.5 is a solid GPA. Do well on your DAT and I am sure you can get into a lot of places.

    Good luck!
     

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