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Good AA, Low GC

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by HKV, Jun 19, 2018.

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  1. HKV

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    So I just took my DAT and here's the breakdown of my scores:
    PAT 22
    QR 20
    RC 26
    BIO 18
    GC 16
    OC 23
    TS 19
    AA 21
    I'm mainly concerned with the super low GC score. I wasn't expecting to do poorly in this section, made A's in Gen Chem, worked in a Chem lab in undergrad, etc. My overall undergrad GPA is 3.74, with my science GPA around a 3.4. I'm also in the middle of a masters in Biomed, with a 3.74 GPA. I obviously don't want to retake and risk lower scores in my good sections, but am concerned about my 16 GC. Thoughts?
     
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    Hard to tell. The rest of your scores seem pretty good, but some schools have a minimum score of 17 for individual sections, so if you apply i'd watch out for that.
     
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    To me it looks like RC is inflating your AA to 21. Based off the "core" - it's more of a 19 AA
     
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    how did you study for GC? why did you do poorly on it?

    let me know what you did so I know what not to do.

    also, I agree with idlekoala's statement
     
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    I would consider a retake. Don't worry so much about other scores going down, just make sure you improve on everything, especially your biology and GC.
     
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    Just as a note to any future students in my position, I didn't retake. Applied to 10 schools, got interviews at 3, accepted to my top 2 on decision day, and wait listed at the third. Just believe in yourselves! Numbers are important, but they aren't everything
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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