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Plan of attack?

Doc Smile

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10+ Year Member
Nov 21, 2008
  1. Dental Student
Okay, because i have a paper due in 20 hours or so about Science, religion, and God for a theology class and I am utterly BORED with thinking about this topic, I have rested my thoughts on this next january. . . .

I am currently in my second year undergrad and am techincally a junior because I have overloaded every semester, taken classes over the summer, and packed everything in so I can finish college a year early. (spare me the "college is the best years of your life yadda yadda," I am in school to get an eduction not party to much). Because of finishing a year early, when i apply i will be without some classes I need. (BioChem, cell bio, pchem, devo, phyics) all of which i will take over the summer and next 3 semesters giving me 124 credits a degree in biology and one in chemistry.

I registered for DATs on Jan 12.
This gives me enough time to take them again if i dont do so hot and still have them in early.
apply march 15.

I have 21 credits next semester, 11 over the summer. That makes me only have 22 credits to take over my last year (11 each semester).

If you were a adcom what would you think?

GPA: 3.9
DAT PRACTICE: 18aa/20RC/18QR/22PAT. (this was one week ago b4 i started tudying anything). the breakdonw for the sciences was somehting like 20bio/16orgo/17gchem
Extracurriculars: Sigma Chi Fraternity, Academic Honor Society, National Residence Hall Leader Honor Society, Chemistry TA, Residential Assistant, Chem club member. And I am going to costa rica/ nicarauga for a medical missions trip over my spring break.
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May 1, 2008
  1. Pre-Medical
I am going to graduate in the spring with my BS. I am in my third year, and will also be graduating a year early. Your stats look very good. I got accepted (like 2 days ago). I had a DAT 23 TS 22 AA and 20 PAT. I had a 3.9 GPA. I had a lot of dentistry experience, worked in a dental lab, did research, and job shadowed. I would say as long as you can have strong recommendation letters and do well on the real DAT you are set.
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Jun 26, 2007
  1. Dental Student
It still depends on your DAT score, especially the science sections. Even though your GPA is great 20/16/17 on science sections is not the best scores. If you bring those up just a tiny bit, you should be able to choose where you go.
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