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Options after rejection to improve application

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by th0mast33, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. th0mast33

    th0mast33 Junior Member
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    Hey guys, it looks like I'm probably not going to get in this year. I majored in biochem and my GPA is super low (3.08 overall, 2.88 science). My DATs are 20/20/18. I only got one interview so far from Temple, and didn't hear anything today, so thats bad news. I already graduated and was wondering whats the best course of action to take. I was thinking...

    1.) Re-take DATs, try to to more shadowing and apply for next cycle

    2.) Apply for a masters program/post bac., re-take DAT, more shadowing and wait another year to apply.

    3.) anything else? opinions? am i just totally screwed?

    Also, are post-bac. classes a bad idea because my major was science? Would a masters be better?

    Thanks you for help
     
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  3. polarnut

    polarnut Senior Member
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    i'd go for the masters. your DAT is great, but if you want to get better scores, then thats up to you.

    seems like your GPA is the biggest issue here, i'd work onto improve that particular area as my first priority
     
  4. 1992Corolla

    1992Corolla CheerioKing
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    DAT is fine, GPA is low.
    I would pump out some stellar grades from a post bacc or some masters classes. SHow em what you're made of and make sure to point it out to them. I applied last year to 16 schools and didn't get in. I applied to 16 more this year and got into one. Four interviews both cycles. Always show improvment. better letters of rec., better grades, DAT is fine (unless you have two scores lower than say 16), better AADSAS essay. then contact all the schools within the next two months and tell them you are way interested and if that doesn't work, ask them what to improve and keep in contact with them. Most schools include all emails and correspondence you have had with them in a file. It shows that your interested.
     
  5. food4thots

    food4thots Senior Member
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    postbac to bump up gpa, additional shadowing and community service, and maybe try to do some research. dat looks pretty good unless u got below a 16 on any section.
     
  6. eapleitez

    eapleitez Senior Member
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    well first of all, you are jumping the gun here IMO. Just because you didn't hear anything today doesn't mean you are rejected. Wait for tomorrow, or try calling them up.
     
  7. drnpp

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    your DAT is great :thumbup: but gpa is a little late. Taking a postbacc wouldnt hurt and keep trying. I hope you get into a school this year. But if not, show the schools you wont give up and im sure you'll get in :)
     
  8. monstermouth

    monstermouth Junior Member
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    Hey, it's still early in the game. You never know what might happen. I'm a biochem major with similar stats. I'm sure your transcript looks like mine... loaded with lots of challenging science courses that are sure to help us out down the road. Hopefully the dental schools will see that you didn't take the path of least resistance to an undergraduate degree, and will keep this in mind.
     

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