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Help me please- <any chance to get even an interview invitation?>

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by dental14, May 6, 2007.

  1. dental14

    dental14 2+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Hello. I have applied to this cycle and haven't received a single interview invitation.

    Here are my stats.

    Accum. gpa 3.21
    Science gpa 3.02
    DAT AA 21 (92.8%) TS 21 PAT 19
    I got the recommendation from biology, physics, English professors and a dentist.
    I have done some volunteer works, job shadowing and currently working at the dental office.

    I am thinking that my gpa is the problem that I didn't received a single interview invitation for this cycle, because I got below C in some courses.
    Should I take some more science course at the community college?
    or take the upper division course through extension program?
    Does anybody know good extension program to take upper division biology/biochem courses in california?
    Or should I just re-take the DAT?

    I summited my application in Mid-July and took the DAT in Mid-September.
    I am kind of thinking that maybe it was already too late to take the DAT at that time (compared to other ppl/ process time)

    I will submit the application as early as possible for the 2008 cycle, and trying to take some more course in summer & fall.

    Any suggestions? Thank you so much-

    Also, can anybody suggest me schools I might get a chance to get some interview invitations?

    Thank you so much for reading this post, and for your replies. :p
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  3. keibee82

    keibee82 Blue_tooth... 2+ Year Member

    May 8, 2006
    your gpa is on the low end, but your dat is fine. I think the biggest problem for you in this cycle was you applied little late and took dat on sept. Make sure you apply early next cycle, which starts in couple of weeks and work on that gpa, then you'll be good to go. :)
  4. laundry

    laundry 10+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2007
    Berkeley, CA
    I would definatelly retake any class you made below a C in.

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