Okay - I got my BA in Sociology in 1998. I'm just starting to take my pre-reqs. I've got one down and think I can pull off taking the remaining 7 or 8 by the end of next Spring... If I don't die from exhaustion - I plan on taking the DAT sometime in early 2008 and applying as soon as I can (which I guess is June). So - does that mean WHEN I'm accepted I would start Dental School in Fall of 2009? QUESTIONS: 1. If I don't do well on the DAT the first round, how soon can I take it again and get it in with my application? 2. Anyone know of any Los Angeles based schools where I can take BioChem without having OChem as a pre-req since I'll need to be taking both classes concurrently to finish in time? 3. I had to take Intro to Chem as a pre-req to get into CHEM1 -- should I assume my Intro to Chem class doesn't count as one of my "semesters" I need to also take CHEM2 to fullfill the pre-reqs? 4. Unlike 4-year institutions, community colleges are cheap and offer more night classes -- how much less competitive am I if I take all my science pre-reqs from Community colleges? thanks soooo much!! sorry if a lot of these questions were already answered in the past.