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Penn Dental Medicine Question

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For a relatively strong applicant, are my chances significantly lowered if I were to apply to Penn in early/mid July? I know most have submitted their application in June, but I recently decided to add Penn to my list. (I submitted to other schools on June 16th so my app is verified). Any insight is appreciated!
 
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Yeah I think it was like 3-5 questions when I filled it out. Maybe it will take 2 days, I’m just saying- don’t spend extra time on these, since the schools barely factor these into their decision to interview/accept you anyways.
 
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From your knowledge, is it feasible to do the supplemental in a day (i.e. based on the number and length of questions?)
I remember completing my supplemental in a day or two - the questions are pretty easy, but I put in a lot of effort because I knew Penn was the school I really wanted to attend
Also, to answer your original question - as long as your app is strong, applying in mid-July should not adversely impact your chances. With the whole COVID situation I am sure July is the new June when it comes to apps and test scores
 
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Yeah I think it was like 3-5 questions when I filled it out. Maybe it will take 2 days, I’m just saying- don’t spend extra time on these, since the schools barely factor these into their decision to interview/accept you anyways.

I know this is a late response but there is a video on youtube which is a panel with different dental school admissions people and the director of admissions at Penn said that their supplemental is one of the most important aspects of the entire application and that she often looks at the supplemental before the personal statement and experiences and such. Obviously nothing can beat a high DAT/GPA but I feel like putting a few extra days and making the supplement good might be beneficial
 

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I know this is a late response but there is a video on youtube which is a panel with different dental school admissions people and the director of admissions at Penn said that their supplemental is one of the most important aspects of the entire application and that she often looks at the supplemental before the personal statement and experiences and such. Obviously nothing can beat a high DAT/GPA but I feel like putting a few extra days and making the supplement good might be beneficial
Go for it. I guess what I mean is that write a great supplemental but be as efficient as possible since they also care when you submit your completed app. I think if you really sit down and write what you want to say you can complete a high quality response, edit it, have it reviewed, and even do several reworks in 24-48 hours. I say this because I spent close to a week writing each of my supplemental apps. Factor that across 14 schools and I’m way behind by the time I submitted the last ones, and it showed- I did not get interviews at the schools where I submitted the supplementals significantly later in the cycle.
 
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