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Low RC will severely impact acceptance?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by x0jessmariex3, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. x0jessmariex3

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    My DAT scores are
    AA/TS/Bio/GC/OC/PAT/RC/QR
    20/20/19 /23 / 20 / 25 /17 / 21

    My oGPA is 4.0

    150 hours ortho + perio shadowing

    Member of Pre-Dental Society at my school, GC tutor for 3 semesters, and experience working as a DA for a general dentist.

    Is my overall application competitive? I have been reading RC is weighed heavily and Bio as well and those are my lowest scores :/
     
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  3. cacajuate

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    You'll be fine.

    4.0 will outshine just about anything.
     
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    i hope you are kidding with those stats.....
     
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  5. pulltheleverkronk

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    I don't believe that- a GPA of 4.0 but not a good reader?

    just playing devil's advocate. I'm sure you'll be okay, but it might raise a few eyebrows because it could call the competitiveness of your undergrad experience into question.
     
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  6. pulltheleverkronk

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    But yeah, you're competitive. Don't worry!
     
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  7. x0jessmariex3

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    Lol well I just felt a bit discouraged with seeing so many ppl with 22, 23, 24, and up scores.
     
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  8. x0jessmariex3

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    Well the fact that I guessed the last 8 questions since I had 45 seconds left in RC may have been the case :/ ...
     
  9. RuffDay

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    At least it was a 17. It could have been worse lol.
     
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  10. x0jessmariex3

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    Lol true.
     
  11. RuffDay

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    Usually 17 is the cut off
     
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  12. pulltheleverkronk

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    Yeah, it happens. The problem is that they don't know that. When you have interviews you can clarify, though!
     
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    Make sure you shadow a general dentist or be prepared for them to grill you on that

    Edit nevermind, just saw you were a DA for a general dentist. You're set :)
     
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  14. x0jessmariex3

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    Oh okay good to know!

    Well do you think it is really necessary if I work as a DA at a general dentist, because I'm pretty familiar with all the procedures and instruments.
     
  15. studentdent00

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    Is English your second language?
     
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    "Consideration will be given to applicants with a 3.2 GPA (science and non-science) and a DAT academic average of 19 and above"
    Pitt apparently has a cutoff at 19AA.
     
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    It could have been worse lol.[​IMG]
     
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  18. cacajuate

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    I totally agree but she will still get in somewhere.
     
  19. x0jessmariex3

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    No its not my 2nd language. I just spent way too much time on a few questions that I probably should have skipped in order to get points on questions that I could have answered more quickly.

    I mean my AA is a 20 tho..?
     
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  20. pulltheleverkronk

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    Of course! I agree
     
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    How is your TS 20? Shouldn't it be 21?
     
  22. x0jessmariex3

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    At first I thought that as well but it's not the 3 science scores averaged. It's based off the number of questions you get right in the NS. I guess since there is 40 questions in Bio and that was my worst section it brought my TS score down.
     
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    You're good..great stats, and experience too- best of luck!
     
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    Well that sucks!!
    I also have a 20TS, but I had 20BIO, 20GC, 19OC.
    That's crazy haha.
     
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    TS isn't an average
     
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    AA is average?
     
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    Which schools are you applying to? My RC is low too and I check with the majority of schools and they do not have a minimum score and if they do, it's mostly 17 (Tufts, roseman, etc) Buffalo has a minimum of 16. I was told that they look at the application as a whole.. So don't be too worried!
     
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    AA is still an average, rounded up to the nearest number. (So 22.4 = 22, 22.5 = 23)

    TS is a score based on the number of questions you get correct out of 100 (grounded in percentiles). So I got a 22 TS, for example. That's typically equivalent to missing less than 10 questions on the sciences section. My scores were 30GC, 21OC, 22BIO. So if TS was an average, I'd have a 24. But I don't. haha. It's a weird system.

    Edit: whoops... someone already answered above. oh well
     
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    I am applying to the schools in NY, PA, Rutgers, and Marquette. Okay, that definitely makes me feel a lot better!!
     
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    I would guess that it is a weighted average.
     
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    RC is not weighed heavily. I think someone did a ranking of the scores for DAT but it's all relative. The adcom will look at your application as a whole. You seem to have great stats. Impress them on the interviews, and you shouldn't have any issues. Good luck!
     
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  32. x0jessmariex3

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    Oh okay, thanks! I remember reading it somewhere that Bio and RC sections are paid special attention to by adcoms. I will just wait and hope for some interviews :)
     

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