Might be a little important if your alumni donate generously to the school. Otherwise, probably not very important.
Not ripping on OP at all, but no upward trend will save a 2.79 sGPA.How is your trend in school? if you have a good grades in the last 3-4 semesters you are fineif you get a good DAT score and apply to 15 schools ( I know that would cost a lot but it worths). working as a dental assistant would also show your interest.
UMich is super competitive. Arguably one of the best d-schools in the country.How likely am I to get an interview? At least to Umich, for example, where I'm in-state and go there for undergrad... I feel like that would be a pretty good starting point for someone in my situation.
No judgement, I understand.That's pretty valid. Still have two semesters and a few key science prereqs (bio chem and microbio) so if I go to town on those mayhaps the sGPA can see a nice little jump.
Really I just asked the legacy question because I'm in a pretty desperate place after reading all these depressing statistics and hearing that I've basically wasted my time.. You know?
Lol they're not just going to interview the people in closest proximity to the school. The big question for them about you would be "why take a risk on someone with such a low GPA who might not be able to handle school when there are so many other qualified applicants?" Your job is to improve your application (including GPA) as much as possible and show them why.Haha yeah.. Not saying I expect getting in, but taking a 5 minute stroll from my house to the d-school building for an interview wouldn't hurt my feelings
I disagree. If you were going to do that, you would have to show them you excelled at your university classes, and you didn't. But, if you already paid the fee and applied, you can only sit and hope now lolI mean yeah of course... tbh they might have had to ask themselves that same question when accepting me to undergrad. I wasn't a boy-wonder in hs and umich definitely took a risk with me as a student. Obviously d-school is far more competitive, but it's a worth mentioning imo