Dec 8, 2010
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PAT - 16
QR - 19
RC - 26
Bio - 20
GC- 21
Orgo - 21

TS - 21
AA - 21
gpa- 3.576

I'm wondering how bad that low pat score is gonna hurt me, and if a retake is advised. I'm also wondering if the high RC can sorta cancel out the low PAT, but I'm not sure if schools look at scores like that.
 

dentalWorks

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with a 26 in reading? not a chance in hell (on the retake).

You have amazing stats, I would call schools first to see what they recommend... MAKE SURE you tell them how well your overall numbers are before you tell them your PAT.
 

MatthewLeeDDS

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Long story short, ask the individual schools. Some school literally will not use PAT in determining who they accept while others put more emphasis on it.

It would be beyond painful to re-study just for the PAT so I would only do it if a school has a cutoff or if the school you want puts a lot of emphasis on it.
 

cbizzle7994

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Apr 20, 2010
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PAT - 16
QR - 19
RC - 26
Bio - 20
GC- 21
Orgo - 21

TS - 21
AA - 21
gpa- 3.576

I'm wondering how bad that low pat score is gonna hurt me, and if a retake is advised. I'm also wondering if the high RC can sorta cancel out the low PAT, but I'm not sure if schools look at scores like that.
This is almost exactly what happened to me. I had a 21 and 20 in TS and AA and 16 PAT the first time i took the DAT. I elected to retake the next summer because I felt my PAT was too low. Basically i just banged out Crack DAT PAT test after test until i felt comfortable and was able to bring my PAT up to a 20. I don't know how much of a difference it makes, but I do know PAT is often used as a cut off type of score more so than others. I felt that it wasn't worth risking it since there are going to be a lot of people with similar stats and a higher PAT applying. PAT is definitely the easiest score to bring up too since it is all practice practice practice.
 
Nov 6, 2010
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:hello:i have kind of the same situation. i REALLY want to get accepted into Howard, but supposedly they want a minimum of 17 in each category.

math- 17
reading comp- 22
bio- 20
o chem- 18
gen chem- 19
pat- 16
ts- 19
aa- 19

gpa: 3.75
science gpa: 3.72

should i retake the DAT or no?:help:
 
Jun 9, 2009
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First call the schools you are interested in and specifically mention those scores and ask what is recommended.
 

UCLAzy

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PAT is an indicator of how good you'll be at the actual hand work! you want to show them that you have what it takes to be a dentist, not just book smarts!
 
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Luckily, PAT isn't very hard to improve, especially with the use of CDP. I would check with your #1 school whether they have a cut off for PAT. If not, i wouldn't retake, your scores are solid. If so, retake