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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by PrayingEmilio, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. PrayingEmilio

    PrayingEmilio Junior Member

    Feb 13, 2002
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    Hi all:
    I've been reading on here for quite a while, but have never gotten the nerve to post anything, but now that time is ticking away, I figured what they hey, I need to speak to others who are in the same boat.
    This really doesn't apply to those of you who are skimming the edge of a 4.0, but more for those who are closer to the 3.0 range.
    I've got a 2.95. Until the beginning of last year, I was really screwing up because I come from a double-whamy culture--Italian Arabic--where you are to do what your parents want you to do career-wise. I broke free, and am now pursuing this dream that I've had. My grades have improved significantly, I shadowed a dentist for almost 2 years, have 2 great recos and 1 not so great one (I think). DO I stand a chance?
  2. vixen

    vixen I like members
    10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
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    2.95 is a little low. Have you taken your DAT? If you have, what did you get? Having that much experience is a good thing though...

    I had a 3.0 overall and 2.7 science and an 18/17 on the DAT and now I am reapplying...since last time I applied I have taken more science classes to help out the sci gpa...

    if you smoked your DAT's you might have a good chance at a lower "ranked" school...
  3. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper
    10+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2001
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    Praying Emilio,

    "Do I have a chance?" is a popular question for many! The answer is "EVERYONE HAS CHANCES!!"

    Our friend Simseema17 is a second time applicant so she may be a little pessimistic about this application thing! There are no "ranks" in dental school, they are all unique in their own little ways! For a better diagnoses of your situation, we need more info!!!

    DAT score?
    When and where did you apply?
    Is there a grade trend improvement within your GPA?

    If you have followed this forum for the last three months, you should know where I'm coming from and you should be able to find a lot of good answers from my previous posts (info from me and other COOL SDN Pre-dents)!

    By the way, welcome to "our" forum!! :cool:

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