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beee444

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Hello.

I would like to ask if anyone can help me for those of who took 2-yrs MBS program at Midwestern-IL. I was offered to take their program in order to prepare application to dental school at Midwestern. Their articulation program said if I maintain 3.2 GPA for first 2 quarters in MBS program then they will guaranteed an interview next winter for dental program.

Honestly, I think it is really good offer because I have got only 1 interview this cycle and waitlisted. If I am turned down, I think it would my last chance if I do well on my master's program this first two quarters and my interview at Midwestern then I might have high chance to get into dental school. My question is that anyone know how many % of post-interviewees they accept? I talked to my counselor and said 85% of interviewees got in at Midwestern-AZ. Does anyone know? I know some dental schools interview about 500 and only accept little more than 100.

To make my record clear, I have 21 DAT, 3.4 overall GPA 3.2 sGPA for undergrat, and planning to go Nicaragua for dental trip with dentists this summer. Thanks!
 

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Your DAT and oGPA should have been good enough to get you more than one interview. Did you have weak Extra Curriculars (research, shadowing hours)? I know the science GPA is low but I would expect a couple of more Interviews unless you applied late.
 

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Guaranteed interview doesn't mean guaranteed acceptance though. With your stats I think you should just apply without a Masters and save your money. Apply early and smart and you should be fine. Good luck.
 
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beee444

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Your DAT and oGPA should have been good enough to get you more than one interview. Did you have weak Extra Curriculars (research, shadowing hours)? I know the science GPA is low but I would expect a couple of more Interviews unless you applied late.

Is applying late making a huge different? I applied in August and I thought it should be normal. I guess I reapply early this time. :(
 

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Is applying late making a huge different? I applied in August and I thought it should be normal. I guess I reapply early this time. :(

Yes it makes a difference. You'd rather be safe knowing that you did everything right then wondering if you were late. Apply in the summer and you'll cover all your bases.
 

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Midwestern also has a MA is biomedical sciences that is only 1 year. This might be a better option for you if you still want to pursue a masters degree. However, i agree with everyone else... you need to apply early, your stats are more deserving than just 1 interview...

http://www.midwestern.edu/Programs_and_Admission/IL_Master_of_Arts_in_Biomedical_Sciences.html

I thank you for all good advices. The most drawback I have is 16 RC on my DAT. I made everything above 20 on every single section except RC. I really regret I should spend more time on reading than doing stupid math. I guess I would not retake DAT and will apply early with more dental experience. I already accepted to 2yr program and I want to do some research with faculty so that I can address on those during the interview. I just long for interview more than 3 this time. Thanks!
 
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