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There is nothing you can do at this point. Just patiently wait, it's still early in the game. I'm pretty sure that schools will notice your dedication and determination to pursue dentistry. Wish you best of luck!
 

PlasmaMembrane

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Someone should probably have told you that in master's programs, a 3.6 is not really considered a strong GPA. A very high GPA is expected in SMP's - 3.8+. Master's programs tend to have inflated grading, and expectations are adjusted accordingly. There's a reason graduate GPA averages/ranges of accepted students in the ADEA guide are so much higher than the undergraduate GPA's.
 
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i think you're fine. you're on the young to average side of accepted applicants. Your stats are super solid, i wouldn't worry about them at all. If I were in your shoes I would focus a lot on your interview. Also, keep in mind dental is no. 1 competitive grad program in the country right now, so don't expect being good enough as automatic acceptance. Likewise, don't get discouraged when you don't get in with good stats and good interview (In other words, don't take it personally). Good luck. You have your whole life ahead of you still, so if you don't get it, take some time to travel or enjoy your youth and keep applying. If it's really your passion, you'll break through into an acceptance eventually.
 
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You can't give up! It's still early, and it's clear that you're committed and motivated for dentistry!

I really admire your dedication, and your hard work will get you in this time; you've showed a great positive trend, which schools will love.

Just stay positive, and know that you will get interviews, even if you haven't already.

Keep up the positive trend, and I'm here (I'm sure with many others), wishing you the best of luck in this cycle, and your future endeavors in dentistry! :)
 
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If I were you I would update the school(s) with the "continuing review" and "held for further review" with anything relevant on your application. i.e. shadowing, volunteer work, awards, etc.
 

Dr.Toothenstein

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i think you're fine. you're on the young to average side of accepted applicants. Your stats are super solid, i wouldn't worry about them at all. If I were in your shoes I would focus a lot on your interview. Also, keep in mind dental is no. 1 competitive grad program in the country right now, so don't expect being good enough as automatic acceptance. Likewise, don't get discouraged when you don't get in with good stats and good interview (In other words, don't take it personally). Good luck. You have your whole life ahead of you still, so if you don't get it, take some time to travel or enjoy your youth and keep applying. If it's really your passion, you'll break through into an acceptance eventually.
Where did you get that info?
 
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predent3591

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thanks for everyone thats been saying positive and kind things to me!! :) you guys are awesome