1. The SDN iPhone App is back and free through November! Get it today and please post a review on the App Store!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice
  3. Guest, be sure to check out How To Get Into Dental School, our free downloadable PDF with step-by-step details for dental school applicants!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

Graduate or not...Advice?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Cofo, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Cofo

    Cofo Super Cool Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Messages:
    694
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    Right now I have a 3.50 overall GPA, 3.06 science GPA, 3.11 BCP GPA.
    I take the DAT next Friday...I'm expecting 20+ scores in all three sciences.
    I am applying to about 15 schools this cycle.

    I have the option to graduate Summer 2012 with a degree in history...only if I take the rest of the required classes and Physics 1 and 2.
    If I were to take additional classes (such as biology classes to raise my science and BCP GPA's)...then I would graduate Fall 2012.

    My question is: If I just stick to graduating Summer 2012, and I do not get into dental school this cycle then I could at least have graduated and started a Special Master's Program or a Post-Bacc program starting Fall 2012 somewhere, right?

    And during the Post-Bacc, I could apply to dental schools with a better science GPA and have a way better shot at getting in and start dental school Fall 2013.

    What do you guys think I should do?....Graduate summer 2012 and (if I don't get in this cycle) start a post-bacc program in Fall 2012, apply to dental schools again, and have a better shot at getting in next cycle?
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. broseidon

    broseidon Lord of the Brocean
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    broAssuming you do get 20+'s on your DAT, I think that you have a good shot at an interview if you apply to a bunch of schools with your current stats. I think the bigger question will be whether or not you have a dream school or a preference for certain schools that have higher requirements. Would you rather get into somewhere now, or have to chance to get into somewhere you really want to go to later? It's a tough and expensive decision.
     
  4. JOoa0ky

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,087
    Likes Received:
    4
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    Take a moment and reread that again!

    What is the purpose of a post-bacc?
    It's to give your undergrad GPA a boost.

    If you did not graduate and kept on taking classes, what is the effect of that?
    It'll give your undergrad GPA a boost...
     

Share This Page