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Help me to decide when to submit my app

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by cypressballa, May 7, 2008.

  1. cypressballa

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    So I have 2 options.
    1> apply when the cycle opens with 3.26 oGPA 3.32 sGPA 3.25 BCP
    2> apply my summer grades come out (session done in july 1st)
    I'll have 3.31oGPA 3.35sGPA 3.32 BCP
    I also have 22 DAT.

    I was thinking about applying early, but a dental school admission counselor told me just today that I should apply in july with better GPA and july is still early.But i know that different dental schools have different timing.
    Please help me.
    Thanks!
     
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  3. harjay

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    You should do fine either way, it's a tough call. You could submit early and then send updated scores to the schools.
    I've always been a pusher for submitting ASAP, but if it's only July 1st, you might do fine to wait.

    in short, its up to you :p
     
  4. jigabodo

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    It probably wouldn't matter much either way, but I guess I would wait if I were you.

    Last year, my application wasn't complete until late August and I still got quite a few pre december 1st interviews.
     
  5. cypressballa

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    Thanks. I just called the school and they said since it's a summer session, they might not put the grades in trascript until august. So i guess I'll have to submit it as it is.I have another question for you. When I talked to the admission counselor, she emphasized on shadowing even though I already have 120hrs. She said it's important to keep shadowing. I thought 120hrs is more than enough. And she mentioned doing volunteer works also. Can someone explain this?
     
  6. jigabodo

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    I think 100+ hours is pretty good already.

    Volunteering will definitely be a good EC though.
     
  7. DrSmiles12

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    You GPA doesn't look like its changing too much.... Why not just apply earlier.
     
  8. ummjoey

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    you can do some dental assisting if you have time. i think you see and learn a lot more when assisting.
     

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