You probably know this already, the earlier the better, as schools won't consider your application until the DAT scores are in.I am planning to take DAT end of July, would it be too late?
As long as you've already got your application in as early as possible, most dental schools don't even start looking at applications until August, so it wouldn't really matter much if you took the DAT in July, since you'd save your place in line with your application being in. The end of July is usually thought of as the end of the period considered "early" for submitting the application.From what I have seen around this forum.... The people who apply and get everything lined up by June have the strongest chance for interviews. Late July in my opinion is a bit late.
This is a bit offtopic, can someone tell me how many students appied to Dental schools for 2010 cycle?
12,000 people 2008.... This year maybe around 14,000. I imagine every school opens up new seats each year. I mean based on projected data, there should be some huge decline in dentists within the next 3-5 years (old dentists retiring and such)Anyways, for your other point, in 2008, 12,000 people applied for 4,600 seats, and I believe that number has gone up about 10-15% since then. So, we're talking maybe 1/3-1/4 of people get in. And, there's a few hundred more seats than there were that year, so that will likely keep the stats about the same.