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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Dilex, Oct 16, 2000.

  1. Dilex

    Dilex New Member

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    Hey guys. I have a huge question... I have horrible grades... somewhere around 2.6 for both science and total. I am expecting to get about a 21-22 on PAT and maybe 18-19 on academic. What do you guys think my chances are anywhere? What are the easiest schools to get into? I need help... I didn't get bad grades because of laziness, I had problems, like my new husband almost dying of a kidney disorder less than one year after we were married! I was 21!!! Well, I really appreciate anyone who writes me a reply... I need to know what schools will not look at my grades... if any... thanks
     
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  3. chocobo

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    Characteristics of 1999-2000 entering class (the 5 schools with the lowest overall GPAs):
    (overall GPA, sci GPA, DAT academic, PAT)
    Meharry - 2.94, 2.76, 16.5, 15.0.
    Howard - 2.99, 2.88, 16.0, 15.0.
    Tufts - 3.16, 3.02, 18.24, 17.55.
    Tennessee - 3.24, 3.10, 17.0, 17.0.
    UOP - 3.24, 3.15, 19.9, 18.9.

    UOP doesn't put as much emphasis on GPA. UOP looks at the following in this order:
    1. Personal skills and experience.
    2. DAT
    3. Academics
    4. Competitive AADSAS application

    Good luck!
     
  4. I had a question...I also stated my stats about my GPA and DAT (3.01 overall/2.7 sci and 18/17 on DAT). You made it seem like I have no shot. I applied to Howard, UOP, Tufts, Meharry...I don't think I applied late...actually I applied in August and by the time all the processing was through, the schools got them now (ADEA shut down for like a week). I also worked in a dentist's office this summer...I too had some rough times making me transfer from Boston University to my current school (SUNY Binghamton). Although my grades don't show it, I think I turned my attitude and maturity around. I was always a good student, my parents wanted me to be physicians like them, and after I got to Boston U, I got caught up in doing bad things, but I've changed. I know an 18 academic/17 PAT on the DAT is not the greatest, but I worked my ass off in the summer for that score. Anyway, I'm determined...do you think I'm being realistic or am I in la-la land??? Thanks.
     

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