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Is 2 months enough time to be prepared?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by dentalgrl, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. dentalgrl

    dentalgrl 7+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Hey guys,

    Do you think 2 months would be plenty of time to study for the DAT? I'm planning on taking them this summer - but I'm not planning on working but will probably start working on my apps during that time.

    Thanks so much! Good luck everyone!
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  3. CyborgNinjaX

    CyborgNinjaX Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2006
    It should be enough, given that you have good study habits and retain information really well...
  4. Courtesy

    Courtesy 2+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2007
    If all you're going to do during these two month is studying for DAT, then it should be enough. I guess it will depend on your study habits, what bio and chem. classes youÂ’ve already taken, and how much of it you still remember. ;) It took me ~4 month, but I had classes and worked while preparing for the test.
    Good luck!
  5. dentalgrl

    dentalgrl 7+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Hmm okay thanks guys...has anyone else taken the dats with only 2 months of prep? Let me know what anyone else thinks! :)
  6. Mila

    Mila 7+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2006
    I did it in 2 months, and I think a lot of others have done this as well. It is definitely enough time. Good luck!
  7. Cinnabans

    Cinnabans 2+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    I was wondering something along the same lines. I'm planning on doing the kaplan online course starting this month and studying until early/mid-june and taking the DAT at that time. The thing is, I'll be finishing my spring classes and taking an english course the first half of summer. Is this enough time/a good plan? Also, give me some opinions on applying without a degree? Thanks!
  8. EnviroDentist

    EnviroDentist 2+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    I think it all depends on how well you do on a diagnostics test. My initial scores were all around 18-19, so I didn't need to improve all that much, so I studied less than 2 months. If you scored like 15s on the diagnostic then your going to need to put in some more time, a lot more time. I took the Kaplan course, but didn't even finish all the recommended sections. Total I spent maybe 120 hours studying for the exam and got 20s.
  9. Ex_EE

    Ex_EE 2+ Year Member

    Sep 23, 2006
    I agree completey. I spent only about 50 hours studying.
  10. iistoogood4u

    iistoogood4u 5+ Year Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    If you really put your back into it, I think 2 months is plenty time. Like, 6-8 hours a day will net you a pretty good score, just focus.
  11. bruinpredent

    bruinpredent UCLA School of Dentistry 7+ Year Member

    Jul 11, 2006
    7 weeks here. you'll be fine.

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