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Is it too late to take the DAT?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by jigabodo, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    Hi all,

    I am taking the Kaplan DAT session from June - early August, so I won't be taking the DAT until mid August. However, I will submit my application as soon as my spring quarter grades come out, which will be sometime in June. My GPA is not stellar, (overall 3.31, science 3.41) and I have done some EC. (research, lab proctor, shadowing dentists and volunteered at a local clinic) I started out pretty badly freshmen year with a 1.9, but have a combined 3.8 for junior and senior year. (excluding the incoming quarter) Would I be able to get in any dental school if I take the DAT in august?

    Thanks so much!
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  3. 1992Corolla

    1992Corolla CheerioKing 7+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Yes it is possible, but remember the earlier the better.
  4. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    Just out of curiosity...what schools should i apply to with my GPA?
  5. dat deadline to turn into school is like october 1 and you should apply to any school with your stats
  6. pmantz

    pmantz Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Any school with your stats that accept a good number of out-of state apps. OP check out have good info on there. I didn't know about predents before I applied, I did research on each school I was interested in, I was like oh cool their average is 3.45 (thats me) I will apply, about a weak after submitting I discovered predents and found out almost half the schools I applied to took <10 out of states, so it was like throwing money away with an average applicant like myself.

    Good Luck
  7. blasterx

    blasterx 2+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    Stop giving out erroneous information.
  8. kevin512

    kevin512 :) 10+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2007
    Gainesville, FL
    Where should he apply then?
  9. Bocci Balls

    Bocci Balls 2+ Year Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    I am 1 year ahead of you. My app was complete the 2nd week of June but I did not take the DAT until the first week of September. I have been waitlisted at all the schools I interviewed at. I have been told that if I had been an earlier applicant I would not have had much problem geting in durring the first round.

    It is looking like I will be reapplying in a few weeks.
  10. rals

    rals Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2005
    don't give up hope yet, I think UMDNJ will be making some decisions about acceptances in the next few days. hang in there.

    to the OP, I took my DATs in January and still got in. taking them in August is not a big deal, as long as you do well. good luck!!
  11. Regmata

    Regmata Member Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    I took the DAT in Mid August, got in 2 schools first round and cancelled upcoming interviews at 6 other schools...Although the earlier the better, I would think that you will be fine as far as time is concerned.

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