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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by xplayer2885, May 8, 2008.

  1. xplayer2885

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    This past fall(2007) i transferred from on school to another my junior year. I had a 3.1 at my old school. Then transferred to suny geneseo, which is the toughest public school in the country:scared: Well anyway i got very sick last semester, an bombed with a 1.66. This semester i busted my butt, ill probally get a 2.5. I know it doesnt sound like much but i really had to work hard. I feel im gonna keep up this upward trend. I took a practice DAT an got a 19 on it. Im very worried. I probally wont get into dental school the 1st time an i plan to do a post bac program. Will D schools look at the post bac gpa as my main gpa when reapplying for the second time?
     
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  3. SugarNaCl

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    I'm not going to sugarcoat this... I am a product of the SUNY system and I know fair-well about Geneseo. Though known as "the Harvard of the SUNY system" I would hesitate to call it tougher than any other SUNY school (Binghamton is known to be tougher from what I have heard), and to speculate that it is the hardest public school in the country in my opinion is outrageous and doesn't excuse a 1.66 (though your illness may). I'm not bashing on you but you REALLY need to do MUCH better to make it into dental school. If geneseo isn't a good fit for you, transfer before you blow it. Anything sub 3.0 doesnt look good even if you actually go to (the real) Harvard. You have time to improve. If you do the post bac route, your GPA would be merged with your undergrad GPA (unlike in an MS program where it is kept by itself). So in essence undergrad GPA + postbac GPA = dental school calculation GPA. Good luck to you and don't give up. Work hard! ;)
     

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