Do all shadow & volunteer hours need to be completed before applying?

Mar 2, 2011
Dental Student
As long as you are good about updating the schools that you applied to, it should be fine. I think it's good that you want to focus on the DAT but maybe doing 5 hours every other week could keep you focused on the bigger picture of everything. (I remember studying for DAT math thinking why do I need to know this?)
From my experience, school's appreciate the updates and it shows that you are still interested.
Hope that helps!
Apr 6, 2012
Hey guys, I wanted to know your suggestions regarding my situation.
Does it hinder your application is you have like 3 pre-reqs not finished ? I was planning to take physics 2 (which will reduce it to two) this summer plus study the DAT/do more shadowing and try to apply in early aug. But I feel it will be too much and wont put in good study time for the DAT! I dont know if I should just focus on the DAT and shadowing hours this summer then apply and finish up all the pre-reqs in the fall and spring....:s ??? Idk what to doo..........

Any advice would be amazing :) thanks !
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