need some advice, thanks

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by HSO, Feb 2, 2002.

  1. HSO

    HSO Member

    Feb 1, 2002
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    i'm a 2nd year undergrad, and i have a little problem. my school goes by the quarter system, and so on average I should be taking about 4 or 3 classes per quarter (which equals about 12 to 16 units per quarter). however, because of some problems that came up, i'm currently taking 9 units for this winter quarter, and ... i ended up taking 11 units last quarter. i'm supposed to take at least 36 units per year to be considered a full time student, so i have to make up the missing units next quarter and/or in the summer. however, my problem is that i visited the dental schools' websites and discovered that they not only want a good gpa (which i have), but the manner in which that scholastic record was achieved (which i don't have according to my 11 units and 9 units, i'm not taking a full load). so, do you think that the few units that i'm taking currently will take away my chances of being a competitive candidate for admissions, despite my decent gpa? what if i take 16 units next quarter and in addition to that take summer school? do you think that "making it up" will help me redeem myself to become a competitive candidate again? um... need some help.. thanks !! <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
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  3. StarGirl

    StarGirl .....

    Dec 18, 2001
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    hello ucsd,
    can't you add on like independent research or something easy? well anyways it doesn't matter just when you apply put it on your personal statement or someone convey to the schools why you had to do what you did, sometimes there's more important things than school... and they understand that.....
    just keep up your grades :)

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