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Low Dat. Pretty good GPA. Chances?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by tifffanie, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. tifffanie

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    Hi!
    I took my DAT today and I am not sure if my scores are good enough to get into dental school. I sent my app and everything not including supplements in for seven schools on 6/29/15 (mailed 7/25/15, a little later since I'm a re-applicant). I am not sure if I want to retake for the third time. I had an interview at Roseman last year with a AA:18/TS:17/PAT:23 but didn't get in probably due to my low bio score:15. What do you guys think? Did anyone else get into dental school with stats like this? Do you guys have any school recommendations?

    PAT 24
    QR 17
    RC 19
    Bio 17
    GC 18
    OC 19
    TS 18
    AA 18

    I studied a **** ton! maybe I'm just a bad test taker but it was really exhausting and I don't want to really do it again for the third time. My Science GPA is 3.68 and my Overall GPA is 3.74. I have 100+ shadowing and 100+volunteer work plus 4 jobs (not all at once, seasonal jobs) during my college career. Great LOE (1 from a bio prof, 1 health science prof, 1 gen. dentist and an employer). I just graduated this May! I am in the dental club (VP of finances), softball club, lab assistant for the Bio Department and part of the PHI KAPPA PHI honor society.
    Thanks for you help.
     

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  2. Mushibachan

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    Since you have a lot of EC, I feel like you will probably get some interviews. I don't know if places like UCLA, UCSF, or even UoP will give you a shot though... but you never know(I only say that b/c they look for people who have a lot of EC, have high GPA and have high DAT). But maybe at other schools, you will probably have a shot! Don't forget that even though they say the avg AA is 19-20... There's always someone who has 21+ so there must be some people who score 18 or lower!
     
  3. willwash

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    Cast a really wide net and be prepared to fork over lots and lots of supplemental application fees.
     
  4. tifffanie

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    Thanks guys! So far I have applied to MWU-IL, MWU-AZ, Howard, Tufts, Roseman, OHSU, and Arizona. Any other suggestions?
     
  5. BeaverLover

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    OHSU, Oregon resident?
     
  6. AVB2104

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    You need to apply to more schools.. I am talking like 20+
     
  7. tifffanie

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    No but I live across the bridge in Vancouver Washington. I wasn't planning on applying there but my family made me...
     
  8. Intercontidental

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    Man Mushibachan, I think I would have a shot at UOP if only I was a UC Berkeley grad with a gpa of 3.7 and DAT of 23/22 and 1000 service hours with 500 hours of volunteer work. Maybe you can tutor me in paying attention during class? Because I always get distracted with watching games and anime.
     

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