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Lunel

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Hi everyone,

I would really like some advice. :( Tomorrow I am writing the Canadian DAT for the first time and I am completely unprepared (Note: I have written the American one before and scored TS 21/AA 20). I am taking 6 classes and since all my midterms aligned around this time, I prepared for those instead (my GPA matters most!). Now I am incredibly anxious for tomorrow and I am not sure whether to take it or not.

With the Canadian DAT, you cannot reschedule and its offered only twice a year, so I feel like I should just "try" it, despite knowing I will not do well. But I am also worried that it will look bad if schools see that I took the DAT three times (since I know this one will not be my best).

I have to write the cDAT for the Canadian schools I want to apply to. Im just stuck on whether to write the exam tomorrow, or just not show up and write it in November. Any advice is appreciated!
 

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Most schools take your best score (except waterloo takes the most recent). I am not aware of any limits on how many times you can take the test. I see no reason why you wouldn't take it.
 

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Well, if it makes you feel any better, I'll be writing the Canadian DAT tomorrow too & I'm expecting to bomb it probably worse than you. I've only covered 3 chapters in Barron's Bio so I'll essentially be doing all 40 questions blind, lol. And on top of that, I know for sure I won't be finishing the PAT section as my best time has been 75 min.

How will the dental schools know you wrote the DAT 3 times? For instance, if you apply to a Canadian school, and you wrote the American DAT 2 times and the Canadian DAT 1 time... and you decide to submit the Canadian DAT for application, how will they know you wrote the American DAT twice?
 
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