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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by sajjy, May 17, 2008.

  1. sajjy

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    I have already asked this question but i just got my spring sem grades (4.0) and have my final grades to be sent to D schools.
    My list is :
    UConn (State School)
    Columbia
    Tufts
    BU
    Buffalo
    NYU
    Temple
    Maryland
    UPenn
    UMDNJ
    Harvard
    UPitt

    But there are two red flags: a B- in Physiology and Neurology and 17 in RC [ESL].
    Also so far i have taken only 4 bio courses:
    BIO I and II: A, A
    Genetics: A-
    Physiology and Neurobiology : B-
    and i am taking Biochem and Cell bio in this coming Fall.

    So, i wanted to confirm about my list before i finally submit my application?
    Should i drop any college because of the red flags? Like i am thinking of dropping Harvard.
    Any comments?

    And please don't take me wrong that i am showing off or anything, i am just being paranoid because of my red flags.
     
  2. doc3232

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    Sorry, but you need to retake the B- immediately, wait a year and apply next year.:rolleyes:

    the 17 is not really a red flag, I know some schools have a 17 cutoff for PAT, TS and AA, but not RC. your fine.
    why not apply to UoP or other Cali schools?
    GOOD LUCK
     
  3. sajjy

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    hahaha...i was expecting this kind humor for sure. Well i am paranoid as i dont have that many Bio classes and everyone on SDN says that RC is heavily weighted.
    I want to stay in North-East region but i am thinking of UoP.
     
  4. uesider

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    I think if you remove some schools you really want to go to, you'll always wonder "what if..."

    You have 6 Bio classes, that looks like more than enough to me??
     
  5. AlcoHulk

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    You should add some of the other private schools like UoP or USC. I would drop Harvard unless your overall is at least a 3.7/3.7 and DATs 21 and above.
     
  6. Mia305

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    I do not think you should drop Harvard. The B- is not a red flag. Our GPAs are nearly the same and I had a 17 on a section of the DAT as well (on the PAT), and I will be starting at Harvard in August. Feel free to ask me any questions about it.
     
  7. doc3232

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    Under-represented minority?
     
  8. Mia305

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    100% white
     
  9. DRHOYA

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    Hey man, your "red-flags" are not as dramatic as they may seem. A much more severe "red-flag" would be a C- or lower, W, criminal record.....etc. You are fine, and your stats are good, so why not keep/add Harvard to your list.?:thumbup:
     
  10. doc3232

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    Connections?
    Do you know what Harvard's average stats are?
     
  11. Mia305

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    No connections, and nobody in my family is a dentist. It's not like i have below average stats (3.92 GPA and 21 AA). I just said that I had a 17 on the PAT and that my GPA is similar to sajjy, so I do not think he should remove Harvard from his list. This isn't even including all of the ECs he has.
     
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    OHHH, if you see what you wrote earlier.... it seems like your AA and PAT are 17s
    I couldn't believe a 17 on the DAT got into a school with a 24 AA average.
     
  13. Mia305

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    Yeah I see what you mean and I just corrected it. What I meant was that I had a 17 on one section of the DAT, similar to him.
     
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    Relax you are fine.SUNY-Buffalo is a good school and they will allow instate tuition after your first year there. According to the latest stats on their web page 60% of their class is out of state(so much for being a state school). Also give Stonybrook a try. Why not hit all the northeast schools. Harvard may be a reach but there is nothing wrong with having a wishful thinking school among your choice of schools. I've met people who have applied to 13-14 schools so this list is fine. When all said and done you will look back at this process and laugh at yourself for being so paranoid. :thumbup:


     
  15. sajjy

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    Thank you all for the encouragement.....
    thats what i have been hoping that those red flags doesn't affect much.
     
  16. sajjy

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    Bump...anything else for any other college??
     

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