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How many schools are you applying to?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by DeeDee, May 29, 2002.

  1. DeeDee

    DeeDee Member

    Jul 6, 2001
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    I just want to get an idea of how many schools people are considering applying to in the States and elsewhere. With all the competition, I hardly believe that two or three schools would hardly do it for me!
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  3. Westside22

    Westside22 Senior Member

    Jan 27, 2002
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    apply to schools that you know you have a chance of getting into, a few schools that are considered long shot.
    But most importantly don't apply to any school that you wouldn't want to go to. Apps. cost a lot of money, so do increase your chance by applying to more than just 2 or 3 but don't apply to schools all over the place just to increase your chance. I applied to 10 schools total, and they were all schools that I wouldn't mind going to, location wise or academically
  4. Kung Foo

    Kung Foo Mad Scientist...

    Apr 28, 2002
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    Westside222 is a wise person - i agree.

    I applied to seven schools last year, and after paying the initial fees, the secondary app. fees and then paying to go to the interviews i did attend - well, the cost is staggering, really (explains why "the rich stay rich" lol)

    You don't want to limit yourself too much, but don't apply to schools you'd turn down in a second for anything else - that's a waste of your time, effort and finances

    I would suggest picking out your top schools and trying to focus on them - easier if you manage to get early interviews (well, before dec. 1) That way, in an ideal world, you could get into a school for sure, cancel other interviews, and then still pursue any schools you prefered over the one you'd already been accepted at.

    The DAT prep book i used suggested applying to 7 schools - i think i was just really lucky in having 7 be overkill last year.

    GOOD LUCK! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
  5. StarGirl

    StarGirl .....

    Dec 18, 2001
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    or you can be like me...(not nearly as wise as westside) and just pick a ton of them for fear of not getting into any...

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