novahopeful

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Everybody post it up....

If you are posting a rejection do it in BLUE TYPING JUST LIKE THIS IT TAKES 2 SECONDS

All other conversation leave in regular black writing like this.

Format (Copy and Paste)

School:
AADSAS Mailing Date:
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed:
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT:
Date Rejection Received:
Pre/Post interview:
Type of Notification:
Reason:
 
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vlct0ria

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Everybody post it up....

If you are posting a rejection do it in BLUE TYPING JUST LIKE THIS IT TAKES 2 SECONDS

All other conversation leave in regular black writing like this.

Format (Copy and Paste)

AADSAS Mailing Date:
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed:
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT:
Pre/Post interview:
Date Rejection Received:
Type of Notification (email, snail mail, etc):
Haha I think this is a good idea...all the amazing applicants on SDN can be discouraging for some people, so it will be nice to be able to see that everyone gets rejected from somewhere! :p
 

Danny289

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:D last year I started same thread with few rejections in my pocket :D. I hope I am not going to have any posts here for this cycle :rolleyes:
IMO, this thread is not discouraging. many people posted last year in the same thread will start their Dental school in coming fall, including my buddy “harrygt” with his crazy stats. Good luck :thumbup:
 
Jul 31, 2009
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how about including the reason why you think/know you might have been rejected? then it will give others an idea of what schools this cycle are looking for. or if you will be receiving the small envelope instead of the big envelope soon ;)
 

watt

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lets start it off then!

Indiana
AADSAS Mailing Date: July 2, 2009
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: N/A
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.25/3.29/20/20
Pre/Post interview: Pre interview
Date Rejection Received: Aug 4, 2009
Type of Notification (email, snail mail, etc): email

Reason: perhaps low gpa? or the fact that i'm canadian?:confused:
 

Danny289

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Indiana,
Aug 5th
reason: low reading score: 16!(just my opinion)
 

saycheeese

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Aug 7, 2009
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School: Case
AADSAS Mailing Date: July 2
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: N/A
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.04/3.03/19/20
Date Rejection Received: Aug 4
Pre/Post interview: pre-interview
Type of Notification: snail mail
Reason: Canadian with low GPA
 
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novahopeful

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School: Case
AADSAS Mailing Date:7-10-2009
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: 7-20-2009
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.19/3.04/19/21
Date Rejection Received: 8-8-2009
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: Snail Mail
Reason: GPA
 

lphiewok

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School: Case
AADSAS Mailing Date: 7/10/09
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: 7/20/09
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.41/3.20/21/21
Date Rejection Received: 8-7-09
Pre/Post interview: pre
Type of Notification: snail
Reason: low sgpa?
 

UCfan

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Jul 30, 2008
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I got my first rejection from ASDOH(I think I will get more :))


School:
ASDOH
AADSAS Mailing Date: 7/10/09
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: 7/17/09
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.33/3.32/21/19
Date Rejection Received: Pre/Post interview: 9/1/09 (got the letter 9/3)-Pre Interview
Type of Notification: Snail Mail
Reason: Unknown (probably low GPA)

I begin to like this thread,so I will visit many times this in this cycle :laugh:.
 
Sep 3, 2009
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School: UMDNJ
AADSAS Mailing Date: 8/10
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed:N/A
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.4/3.67/19/22
Date Rejection Received:09/02/09
Pre/Post interview: pre-interview
Type of Notification: mail
Reason: low gpa
 
Jun 3, 2009
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SF
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School: Indiana
AADSAS Mailing Date: 8/10/09
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: Nope
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.66/3.69/ 20/21
Date Rejection Received: 8/21/09
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: Email
Reason: Low RC
 

UIC

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Quick question guys, when you post your science GPA in your signature is that the BCPM or the BCP.
 

ml37778

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Dec 19, 2008
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School: UCSF
AADSAS Mailing Date:7/24/09
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed:8/18/09
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT:3.6/3.52/post bac sGPA 3.61/20/19
Date Rejection Received:9/16/09
Pre/Post interview:pre interview
Type of Notification: email
Reason:"There were more qualified applicants than there are seats"
 

bennijai

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How do you guys find out the reason for rejection? I got rejected from UMDNJ but can only assume it's because of my subpar GPA.
 

Danny289

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got rejection from UCSF ,i called he said we cany tell you what was the reason
low GPA,low DAT score??? :thumbdown:
Sorry to hear that with those great scores! ( faday saret ) at least you have few interviews sofar. :thumbup:
 

Lilliana

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Feb 28, 2009
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School: INDIANA
AADSAS Mailing Date:JUNE 1st.
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed:None
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT:3.5/3.6/22/20/Ts23
Date Rejection Received:Sept 1st
Pre/Post interview:pre interview
Type of Notification:Email,
Reason: called said my non us B.S GPA is lower than 3.0 and I dont know how? who wants to live in Indiana anyway ?
School: ADSOH
AADSAS Mailing Date:JUNE 1st.
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed:July 1st
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT:3.5/3.6/22/20/Ts23
Date Rejection Received:Sept 3rd
Pre/Post interview:pre interview
Type of Notification:Email,
Reason: called said My B.s isnt that acceptebale. they prefer US graduates with 18 on their DAT ?WTFFFFF
School: UNLV
AADSAS Mailing Date:JUNE 1st.
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed:July 3rd
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT:3.5/3.6/22/20/Ts23
Date Rejection Received:AUG 3rd
Pre/Post interview:pre interview
Type of Notification:Email, mail
Reason:My non US B.s GPA :confused: crappppppp
School: UCSF
AADSAS Mailing Date:JUNE 1st.
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed:AUG 28
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT:3.5/3.6/22/20/Ts23
Date Rejection Received:SEP 13th
Pre/Post interview:pre interview
Type of Notification:Email, phone
Reason: I am not competetive enough!!! they suggest me to apply to get a B.S in a US university before applying :mad:
out of all of them, I hated the way UCSF staff talked to me it was disturbing and disrespectful :scared: Oh well :scared:
 

gimmecaffeine

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the rate of postings on this thread may just increase exponentially with October rejections beginning...
 

UCfan

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Jul 30, 2008
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School: Penn
AADSAS Mailing Date: 6/4
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed:
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.33/3.32/21/19
Date Rejection Received: 10/3/09
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification:Snail Mail
Reason: A lot of excuses in the mail (main reason-> par GPA)
This is my second after ASDOH. I think I will get more dec 1 :).
 
Oct 11, 2009
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School: Case
AADSAS Mailing Date:9-14-2009
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: not sure, but rejection came shortly after they cashed my check.
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.44/3.36/19/17
Date Rejection Received: 10-09-2009
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: AADSAS "Application denied"
Reason: GPA, Canadian, PAT, late application...I guess many reasons. Wasted money applying there:(
 

FutureDent020

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ASDOH
AADSAS Mailing Date: July 1, 2009
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: not sure
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.50/3.62/19/21
Pre/Post interview: Pre interview
Date Rejection Received: Sept 10, 2009
Type of Notification (email, snail mail, etc): snail mail (little envelope telling me I suck)

Not quite sure why I was rejected, lots of dental experience, but also not more than 50 hours of service, but playd a college sport, which was kind of time consuming. DAT wasn't too stellar, maybe why....
 

Dent010

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School: ASDOH
AADSAS Mailing Date:7-17-2009
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: 7-17-09
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.86/3.94/19/22
Date Rejection Received: 9-12-2009
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: Snail Mail
Reason: ?

School: Harvard
AADSAS Mailing Date:7-17-2009
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: 7-17-09
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.86/3.94/19/22
Date Rejection Received: 10-03-2009
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: Snail Mail
Reason: DAT to low
 

Danny289

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Colorado via email today.
I am not living in WICHE States ( what they said).
I should do some research before applying and wasting my money. :p
 
Aug 30, 2009
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School: Midwestern
AADSAS Mailing Date: 07/10
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: 07/22
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.68/3.40
Date Rejection Received: October 21
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: Mail
Reason: Not competitive enough for interview
 

KateRP

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May 27, 2009
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School: Harvard
AADSAS Mailing Date: 8/10
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed:
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.76/3.8/24/22
Date Rejection Received: 10/16
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: Snail Mail
Reason: not sure
 

Gail Cohen

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Nov 24, 2008
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School: Case
AADSAS Mailing Date:8-15-2009
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: 9-15-2009
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.33/3.47/18/21
Date Rejection Received: 10-3-2009
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: Snail Mail
Reason: prolly the gpa because they didnt even get my DAT scores....what was the point of applying?
 

customx

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Sorry to hijack this, but what do most people do when they are not accepted to any dental schools? Re-take courses to raise their GPA? Take the DAT again?
 
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Sorry to hijack this, but what do most people do when they are not accepted to any dental schools? Re-take courses to raise their GPA? Take the DAT again?
many of adcoms will be happy to discuss your app with you and point out your weaknesses. It could be different reasons, numbers are often the ones that got you rejected. Also any thoughtful applicant that has been through the process once has a pretty good idea what did not work out and where the need for improvement is. Some people go for advanced degree, some just take several higher level classes to prove they can handle it well, some get a job as dental assistant to pick up on experience and commitment to dentistry, some take courses how to interview well ....:)
 

yuppers

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many of adcoms will be happy to discuss your app with you and point out your weaknesses. It could be different reasons, numbers are often the ones that got you rejected. Also any thoughtful applicant that has been through the process once has a pretty good idea what did not work out and where the need for improvement is. Some people go for advanced degree, some just take several higher level classes to prove they can handle it well, some get a job as dental assistant to pick up on experience and commitment to dentistry, some take courses how to interview well ....:)
customx, the above stuff is all good. In addition though,you may have to retake the DAT and get some volunteering in especially dental related. I wouldn't retake classes unless it is a low C (or worse). I think that it is more beneficial to just take an upper level course in the same area to show that you can handle the challenging classes and the bad grade was sorta of fluke.
 

FutureDent020

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School: Midwestern
AADSAS Mailing Date: 7/24
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: 9/23
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.18/2.81/22/18
Date Rejection Received: today
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: snail mail
Reason: low GPA

I'm just waiting for the rest to reject me now so that I can move on with my life, *sigh*
Ewww, HORRIBLE attitude. Get that out of here. I'm sorry though. Rejection SUCKS
 

FutureDent020

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:(

I'm just not sure what else to do. I'm enrolled in a Master's program right now, where I have a 3.75. But I guess I havent taken enough classes to pull up my undergrad GPA. It has literally only gone up like .05. Do I have to take classes for the rest of my life to bring it up?!!

I just really really hope the rest of the schools look at the 2 GPAs separately.
That sucks man. Sounds like you are doing well in your post bacc classes. Your DAT looks solid. Just keep working hard. It seems like you are doing the right things. I know what you mean though, it's hard to bring the GPA up. Just b/c you received a rejection or two, don't presuppose rejection from the rest. Good luck
 
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That sucks man. Sounds like you are doing well in your post bacc classes. Your DAT looks solid. Just keep working hard. It seems like you are doing the right things. I know what you mean though, it's hard to bring the GPA up. Just b/c you received a rejection or two, don't presuppose rejection from the rest. Good luck
Thanks :) Good luck to you as well!
 

Danny289

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I think applicants are much more well rounded this year. Last year by this time official rejection thread broke over 300 posts! good luck everybody!
 
Jul 13, 2009
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Status
Dental Student
School: USC
AADSAS Mailing Date:
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: Check Cashed
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.78/3.65/21/19
Date Rejection Received: 11/1/2009
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: Snail Mail
Reason: Too many qualified applicants for too few seats
 
Oct 8, 2009
38
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Status
Pre-Dental
School: Case
AADSAS Mailing Date: 09/23ish
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: Check Cashed
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.6/3.5/21/17
Date Rejection Received: 10/23/2009
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: Snail Mail
Reason: prob low QR and PAT
 
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Well this is really discouraging. So many people getting rejected with much better gpa than me. This should be interesting :(
 

punkin85

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Jan 30, 2009
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Dental Student
School: ASDOH
AADSAS Mailing Date:8-24-09
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: 9-17-09
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.34/3.25/20/20
Date Rejection Received: 11-14-09
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: Snail Mail
Reason: I'm guessing low gpa, low QR? Not community service b/c I have tons.
 
Jun 1, 2009
3
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Status
Non-Student
School: NSU, U Penn, Midwestern
AADSAS Mailing Date: June
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: July/AUG
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.5
Date Rejection Received: Oct, Nov, Nov
Pre/Post interview: None
Type of Notification: Form Letter
Reason: Unknown (may be my DAT score was too low?)
 

sfrice80

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Jun 11, 2009
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Minneapolis, MN
Status
Dental Student
School: UPenn
AADSAS Mailing Date:7/31/09
Secondary App Mailed and/or Check Cashed: 9/01/09
GPA/sGPA/AA/PAT: 3.39/3.56/19/21
Date Rejection Received: 11/09/09
Pre/Post interview: Pre
Type of Notification: Snail Mail
Reason: Too many qualified applicants.
 

DrDDSman

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Jul 19, 2007
692
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Bump. Any activity on this side as of late? Seems pretty quiet with rejections.