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Hello all. Just found the forums today and this is my first post.

I am wondering if anybody could give me any insight on my situation at this point and whether or not I will ever be able to get into dental school.

I am now 28 years old, and will be 29 in April. I got a late start to community college at 23 years old. At that time in my life I had no clue what I wanted to be and I was choosing classes more towards computer science. I found out pretty fast that waiting so long to get into college had rusted my math skills down to nil.

So in my first semester I was forced to drop the math I had chosen and planned to take a refresher course in the second semester. Due to me being in my first year I was unable to get the class as it had filled up before I was allowed to register.

Going into my second year I did get the class, but this is the semester I had to drop out. Due to some major financial and family problems at the time, I had to start a second job and was working 16 hour days. So in the end, I had to drop all of the classes I registered for and pay back the grant I received.

My GPA was, or still is I imagine, a 3.3. In high school I held a 4.0. With all the work I was doing in my first year at the college my studies suffered.

So here I am, going on 29, with rusted math skills, a bunch of dropped classes on my record and the credits I do have are all mostly in computer related fields.

I am now able to go back to college. I am stable and will be able to hit the books hard. I know I can do well in any of the classes I take and should be able to steadily raise my GPA over time. I know also, that I can pick up the math easy, but I have to start in some refresher courses before I get to the good stuff.

Given that information do you think it would still be possible for me to get into Dental School? Have I gone to far off course to be able to steer back in? Will it help if I come back strong and they see that I am doing really well now as compared to then?

Just to recap:

3.3 GPA in college from back in 2003/2004.

I should be able to steadily raise my GPA over time.

I will be 29 years old in April.

I have about 20 college credits or so thus far, none of which aimed for dental school.

If anybody could give me their insights I would love to hear them.

I would appreciate any of your thoughts, and I thank you for them in advance.

If there is any information I left out, let me know and I will post it up right away.

Thanks again.

I am wondering if anybody could give me any insight on my situation at this point and whether or not I will ever be able to get into dental school.

I am now 28 years old, and will be 29 in April. I got a late start to community college at 23 years old. At that time in my life I had no clue what I wanted to be and I was choosing classes more towards computer science. I found out pretty fast that waiting so long to get into college had rusted my math skills down to nil.

So in my first semester I was forced to drop the math I had chosen and planned to take a refresher course in the second semester. Due to me being in my first year I was unable to get the class as it had filled up before I was allowed to register.

Going into my second year I did get the class, but this is the semester I had to drop out. Due to some major financial and family problems at the time, I had to start a second job and was working 16 hour days. So in the end, I had to drop all of the classes I registered for and pay back the grant I received.

My GPA was, or still is I imagine, a 3.3. In high school I held a 4.0. With all the work I was doing in my first year at the college my studies suffered.

So here I am, going on 29, with rusted math skills, a bunch of dropped classes on my record and the credits I do have are all mostly in computer related fields.

I am now able to go back to college. I am stable and will be able to hit the books hard. I know I can do well in any of the classes I take and should be able to steadily raise my GPA over time. I know also, that I can pick up the math easy, but I have to start in some refresher courses before I get to the good stuff.

Given that information do you think it would still be possible for me to get into Dental School? Have I gone to far off course to be able to steer back in? Will it help if I come back strong and they see that I am doing really well now as compared to then?

Just to recap:

3.3 GPA in college from back in 2003/2004.

I should be able to steadily raise my GPA over time.

I will be 29 years old in April.

I have about 20 college credits or so thus far, none of which aimed for dental school.

If anybody could give me their insights I would love to hear them.

I would appreciate any of your thoughts, and I thank you for them in advance.

If there is any information I left out, let me know and I will post it up right away.

Thanks again.

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