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Does AADSAS actually look at every grade?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by the dentist, May 16, 2007.

  1. the dentist

    the dentist 2+ Year Member

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    what i mean is if I leave out a grade on one of my transcripts ( a bad grade ), would they find out. I retook and did much better, so what if I enter ONLY the repeated course??

    i mean they can't actually look at everyone's, every single grade, can they? i mean they can't do alot of things they say they will, let alone verifying a single grade....thoughts?
     
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  3. jeninny44

    jeninny44 2+ Year Member

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    They absolutely do. I did a typo for credit hours for 1 class by mistake (using the numeric keypay) and it got corrected from a "5" to a "4". Plus, they put the correction in a new column, showing your mistake and error for the dental schools. Obviously that would show if you're the type to make a lot of careless errors or omit something.

    Don't do it. You will get caught and it will make you look very, very bad.
     
  4. apaul

    apaul Some Dude 7+ Year Member

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    i agree, leaving out a class on purpose would be a dishonest thing to do and you would get caught. why do you think they take forever and a day to process your application?
     
  5. xtractime

    xtractime 5+ Year Member

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    x2!!

    haha. well as a dentist you have to make ethical decisions, is this how you will act as a dentist? just something for thought.
     
  6. xdianaax

    xdianaax In memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    You should want to put it anyways! If you re-took it and did well that shows improvement! Dental schools like to see that.
     
  7. sonylarkhi

    sonylarkhi 2+ Year Member

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    They're definitely good at what they do....(checking grades at least)....every little detail will be rectified..trust me
     
  8. diane07

    diane07 2+ Year Member

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    I would advise against trying to "get away" with stuff. Why take the risk? Honesty does have advantages (ie - conscience, not getting caught, ethics, ect)
     
  9. the dentist

    the dentist 2+ Year Member

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    ok well i will put in all my grades. taking no chances. especially when i retook it and did better....but its just bringing down my gpa so much :(

    another question...if you put biology or chemistry as the course subject and youre not sure if its "other science", does aadsas change that for you like a wrong grade?

    thanks for the input! :thumbup:
     
  10. sonylarkhi

    sonylarkhi 2+ Year Member

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    Absolutely....they have eagle eyes....they definitely change science and non science categories
     
  11. Sbosu

    Sbosu Member 10+ Year Member

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    this may be one of the most ridiculous title and question for a thread that i have every seen
     
  12. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    I understand how much an F can hurt. Just one single F in a 3 unit class is good enough to bring down my overall GPA from 3.30 to 3.23.

    However, there are couple alternatives, assuming if you are a 3rd year and dont mind applying next year.

    1. Take more units. The more units you take, the less would that retake weigh into your GPA because you would have more units.

    2. Start geting A+. A+ counts as 4.333 on AADSAS. It is very difficult to get A+, but after working my butt off and getting 25 units of A+, I somehow erased that deficit...


    Good luck!
     
  13. xdianaax

    xdianaax In memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    not all schools have A+'s though.
     
  14. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    ...and that is also true.
     

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