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ckwoid

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So I have been wanting to pursue a career in dentistry since undergrad. My undergrad stats are overall gpa 3.3 and sgpa 3.1. DAT AA/TS/PAT 20/20/24 and I didn't get accepted into dental school.

So, I'm in a masters program right now and I'm stuck around a gpa of 3.0.

Silly question but have there been students in the past who have gotten accepted with a <3.5 gpa from a masters program?

If I don't get accepted this upcoming cycle, what else would you suggest I do to help me for the next cycle?

Thanks.
 

Bis-GMA111

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get your gpa as high as possible. if it'll take 2 years or longer then so be it. a low masters gpa really hurts your app. i was told that straight up from an adcom at my state school. u want to get at least a 3.5.
 

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There is no reason to have such a low GPA in a masters program. I'm not really sure what to tell you. Buck up and try harder; that's really all I can say.
 

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I think doing well in a master program is your last chance to prove your academic capability.
but well..3.0 too low. if dentistry is what you really want to do then i would take more grad level science classes after completing your degree.
 

Bobby Fischer

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What everybody else has said...what the heck? Your DAT is pretty good. Shows you've got the smarts. Slacking or what?
 

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a low masters gpa really hurts your app. i was told that straight up from an adcom at my state school. u want to get at least a 3.5.

This. And even the 3.5 is a generous minimum.. Do what you gotta do to raise it. Maybe you can retake and replace the grade or something. Best of luck.
 
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