I took the DAT on saturday and scored better than expected. I just wanted to share my experience in order to encourage others still studying. I took the Kaplan course. I scored a 16 on my diagnostic, a 17 on my midterm, and a 20 on my final. When I started studying for the DAT I felt doomed. I was going to be content getting an 18, I just didn't think it was possible for me to get better. I had only taken two biology classes, basic biology and molecular bio. There was so much stuff to learn and it just seemed impossible. The point here is that it can be done. I studied hard during my winter and spring terms, and little by little I learned the information. I mastered the Kaplan subject tests. I took each one probably 3 times a piece. My other practice tests ranged from 19-21. My scores for the real DAT was a 22/22/25. Believe me when I say that I was completely surprised to see these scores when I finished. All in all I think the kaplan course prepares you very well IF you master their online materials and gain a true understanding of the material and not just memorize the information. I know reading this forum made me feel inadequate the entire time I was studying, so I just wanted to give encouragment to everyone who did terrible on there first couple practice tests. Put in the time and you will do just fine on the real thing. Just keep on keepin on.