Hey guys! I want to apply to dental school next year (for the 2017 matriculating class). I really messed up in my last two years of university, so my GPA is the problem: 3.3 overall GPA, and 3.0 sGPA. BTW, I graduated with a Biology degree May 2014 and I am currently 22 years old. What are my chances of getting in? Right now, I am enrolled as a post-bacc student to take classes in order to increase my GPA as much as I can before applying. The best I can do is bring my sGPA up to a 3.3 (and that's if I get all A's in every single class). I spoke with the Director of Admissions at the Dental school in my state, and she said the best course of action for me is to get a Masters degree. It's impossible for me to complete the degree before I send in my application and I would rather not send in an incomplete academic transcript. She even said herself that an incomplete academic transcript is not looked upon favorably. I will be taking my DAT this December, and am aiming for a 22 AA (which won't be a problem). EDIT: Didn't mean to sound cocky here lol- I just have a lot of time to get my score up to a 22. I'm studying right now, and the material isn't difficult to me, but I definitely have to just practice/take a lot of tests. By the time I apply, I will have about 450 hours of shadowing, 250 hours of volunteering, and I'll be in few clubs. I also have a great personal story- all my teeth were crowned and root canal treated when I was 19 years old. I have been struggling with a detrimental dental condition since I was 10 and I have had a lot of extensive dental treatments performed on me since the age of 13. My passion for dentistry comes from personally experiencing what a beautiful smile can do for someone. Will this personal statement help a lot? What would you all suggest? Should I continue taking post-bacc classes until July of next year, or should I enroll in the Masters program in Spring 2016 with the goal of finishing December 2016 (even though the transcript I turn in will be incomplete)? Any other suggestions are welcome! Thanks in advance!