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noordoctor

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    Hi,
    I am a Canadian applying to American schools coming this May.
    I have the following scores and I am debating if I can send the schools my November scores or Feb DAT scores (canadian ones). Please suggest if I should retake with AMERICAN DAT.

    Thanks,

    Nov DAT scores:
    RC 17
    Bio 19
    Chem 20
    Total Science 20
    AA 19
    PAT 15


    Feb DAT scores:
    RC 16
    Bio 21
    Chem 18
    Total Science 19
    AA 18
    PAT 20

    GPA 3.6 cum/ 3.5 Sci
    Lots of ECs/research and publications/volunteer/LORs from dean/ chairs of science departments.


    Any suggestions on schools with low DAT scores will also be appreciated.
    Thanks everyone!
     

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      Hi,
      I am a Canadian applying to American schools coming this May.
      I have the following scores and I am debating if I can send the schools my November scores or Feb DAT scores (canadian ones). Please suggest if I should retake with AMERICAN DAT.


      Any suggestions on schools with low DAT scores will also be appreciated.
      Thanks everyone!

      http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=502682

      If you only have the Canadian DAT, taking the U.S. DAT may not be optional.
       
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      dackmonkey

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        both of your scores have some eyesores (not trying to be mean) but i would go with the former. with your GPA i'm wondering why you haven't been able to pull off higher scores.
         

        noordoctor

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          thanks dackmonkey,
          yes they are eye sores. This was my fifth attempt at the DAT! I suck at standardized tests. So, right now I am debating if I should even apply to US schools after being rejected from CDN ones.
           

          dackmonkey

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            your scores aren't that bad overall, they just have a couple of weak spots. i would say apply with those scores to some private schools in the US. i don't think you NEED to retake, but if you think you can do better, then why not? you said that you've taken the DAT numerous times though, so i don't know whether it will help you taking it again.
             

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              i would go with the feb dat. i think the 15 pat on the nov really hurts? the 16 rc on the feb one hurts too, but i think the 15 hurts more than the 16...........

              i dont really understand the whole canadian thing, but i think your stats look good. i heard canadians needed really good stats to apply to american schools? i am not sure if this is true, but i am sure there are people in america with worst scores than yours that has gotten in.
               

              noordoctor

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                thanks for the replies. I will submit my FEB scores. Also, I will enter in my application that I am retaking. I will retake after I am absolutely ready by the end of July. I know thats sort of pushing it late but I want to give myself three months of heavy review and practice for the sections I am weak in. Since I have taken the DAT so many times, the bio and chem material is memorized but now I will focus more of things that I did not understand from past experiences.

                I am submitting my application end of May and these are the schools that I think that I may have a chance at. Can anyone tell me if I can apply to Texas schools, I am really interested in going there but since they accept mostly state residents, its pointless, is it?

                I am applying to: New York (($$$), Case (I hear its very hard to get into, although they have Canadians in their class), USC, Nova, UDM, any others???


                Thanks everyone.
                 
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