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Is it better to apply early or wait for my grades to be on the transcript?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by gobears01, May 13, 2008.

  1. gobears01

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    I've already taken DAT and ready to apply before June 1st. However, this semester's grade will be on transcript on june 12th and I think I did pretty well. Should I apply early and send the transcript that doesn't have this semester's grade or just wait until june 12th? please give me some advice. Thank you
     
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    12 days vs. boosting your GPA with strong grades? i think you're better off waiting on the grades.
     
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    I am in a similar situation right now and was wondering whether I should apply now or wait 2 more months for my summer grades then apply. I currently have a 3.42 gpa and am taking 8 units over the summer. If I do well and get all A's, it will boost my gpa to a 3.51, so I wasn't sure whether it was worth it to wait.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I am currently in the same boat. my current GPA is 3.34 and i'm taking 14 quarter units this spring. I'm currently having straight A's this quarter. If i could maintain this till the end of the quarter, my GPA will be 3.42. Should i wait until June 17th for my Spring quarter grades for apply before June? How soon do i have to send my LORs and transcripts after i submit my application? thanks guys
     
  5. OMFS08

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    Well guys, a good rule of thumb is anything that enables your application to be stronger is worth doing. So it would probably be a good idea to wait. Good luck guys!
     
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    In your case, there is no need to wait since your GPA is already high. Apply as soon as the cycle opens up.
     
  7. 1992Corolla

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    i think you will still be sent out in the first wave regardless, so you should wait a bit.
     
  8. DrSphinx

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    I'm not sure if everyone else's registrar runs like mine, but we have to wait 6-8 weeks after the quarters over until the new grades get posted to the official transcripts...just something to look into at your own school because I dont know if you want to wait an additional 2 months just for a few grade points??
     

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