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Hey everyone, so I applied to dental schools this cycle (2019) and wanted some feedback on what my chances may be. I have an overall gpa of a 3.11 and I scored a 21 overall on the DAT. What's interesting about my score is that I actually scored low in some places and high in others. my scores are as follows:
Academic Average21
Biology18
General Chemistry20
Organic Chemistry20
Perceptual Ability19
Quantitative Reasoning23
Reading Comprehension25
Survey of the Natural Sciences19
(copied straight from ada lol). I have many hours of shadowing (500+) and over 2000 hours of work experience just as a dental assistant. Long story short I just wanted to know if I should have hope or not lol. thanks in advance for all replies!
 
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When did you apply? Have you heard back from any schools yet? It is pretty late in the cycle

i applied really late (november) but thats because I didnt take the DAT until october. I do plan to reapply next cycle. with that said do I even have a chance for next cycle if I apple very early?
 
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Hey everyone, so I applied to dental schools this cycle (2019) and wanted some feedback on what my chances may be. I have an overall gpa of a 3.11 and I scored a 21 overall on the DAT. What's interesting about my score is that I actually scored low in some places and high in others. my scores are as follows:
Academic Average21
Biology18
General Chemistry20
Organic Chemistry20
Perceptual Ability19
Quantitative Reasoning23
Reading Comprehension25
Survey of the Natural Sciences19
(copied straight from ada lol). I have many hours of shadowing (500+) and over 2000 hours of work experience just as a dental assistant. Long story short I just wanted to know if I should have hope or not lol. thanks in advance for all replies!

What’s your sGPA? 3.11 is below average for matriculants and 21 is about average, maybe a little above. Apply broadly and you have a chance, especially at more expensive private schools. If next cycle does not work out, consider a masters or postbacc to show you can handle rigorous academics.
 

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I say apply June next cycle. I have low stats like you (AA 19 TS 19 sGPA 3.13 oGPA 3.46) and I applied this cycle in June and got 4 interviews. I'm waited listed at 1 school, in limbo for another, and 2 interviews next week.

I do have research and volunteer hours in the 300s but same amount of shadowing and work hours.

You have a chance if I had one ! Hopefully I an update everyone when I get an acceptance but dont give up yet
 
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My overall gpa was a 3.13 and my sgpa was way lower, I got a 22AA and 20TS on the DAT. I did a master's program. If your Sgpa is where the overall is or lower, I would definitely look into it, I think it made my application way stronger. I had 2 interviews and 1 waitlist last cycle with lower stats. This cycle I had 3 interviews and 2 acceptances.

If you don't want want to waste the gap year, I would do something like that.
 
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