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Hey people. I was just wondering how you guys see my chances of acceptance based on my courses. i got C's in both chem I&II, orgoI and statistics during my freshman year. But A's in the following courses. Microbiology, Organic chemistry II, Medical Terminology, Human Physiology, Quantitative Biological Methods, Human Nutrition, Physics I&II, Pharmacology, Immunology, Genetics, Tissue Engineering, Neurobiology, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Psychology, Economics, Marketing, Principal of Financial Accounting. appreciate any response.
 

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Well an upward trend and maintaining good grades are all a plus. You are by no means at a disadvantage. But I'd worry about those early mediocre grades since the DAT will cover those courses.
 

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Hey people. I was just wondering how you guys see my chances of acceptance based on my courses. i got C's in both chem I&II, orgoI and statistics during my freshman year. But A's in the following courses. Microbiology, Organic chemistry II, Medical Terminology, Human Physiology, Quantitative Biological Methods, Human Nutrition, Physics I&II, Pharmacology, Immunology, Genetics, Tissue Engineering, Neurobiology, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Psychology, Economics, Marketing, Principal of Financial Accounting. appreciate any response.
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Didn't realize that the OP had originally taken the DAT. What is your GPA? So far it looks like you are in good shape.
 
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lol thats a good idea. after this semester it'll be a 3.35 and im applying this coming cycle. I had a 2.1 my freshman year.
 

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If your science GPA is high you may be able to get away with a GPA that's a little bit below average.
 
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19bio, 20chm, 19orgo, 18reading, 22pat, 19qun and 3.4 science.
 
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montag925

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My pre-professional adviser recommends that students with lower than average GPAs and DATs should look into podiatry. Just a recommendation.

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Ridiculous post. Don't listen to this nonsense OP. Just make sure to apply to a good amount of schools, including the price private ones, and rock the interviews!
 

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I don't think you should neccesarily give up now. Your GPA and DAT is pretty solid, and if you apply to the right schools I think you should be able to get in.
 

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You should be fine. Most of your stats are better than mine.
 

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These kind of posts remind me of Dumb and Dumber when Jim Carey is asking the girl if there's a chance of a girl like him and a guy like her getting together..... sooooo you're sayin' there's a chance!

Back to the topic at hand, yes you should be able to land a few interviews with scores like that. I had a rough start in college but brought my scores up and they took notice to it in the interview. If it's a major issue you could always retake the class just to prove that you now know how to study and were just getting acclimated to college back then. I don't think you need to do that. If you have an in-state dental school you should have a very strong chance of getting in. So yes, I'm sayin' there's a chance! A pretty good one.
 

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Your stats are solid. I don't think you will be at a disadvantage at all. Just apply to 10+ schools. Don't do what some people did on SDN applying to <5 schools.
 
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