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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Keester, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Keester

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    I would like to know ya'lls input...I graduated from LSU with a 3.68 overall in biological sciences with a 3.55 science. I have always had a problem with standardized tests (19 on the ACT ouch!) I took the classroom/online Kaplan course for the DAT and my most recent scores were:

    AA: 18
    Total Science: 19
    Bio: 18 (highest gotten is 19)
    G-Chem: 20
    O-Chem: 18 (highest 19)
    PA: 15 (highest 16)
    RC: 16 (highest 19)
    QR: 16 (highest 17)

    I have taken the DAT 3 times, and this is my second time applying. I had an interview with LSU in February, and I have been placed on a "deffered list" (where they will continually look at my application until they know what they want to do with me). My parents are both LSU dental alums and I have worked with them and shadowed all the other specialists. What do ya'll think? Is it a 3rd time around for me or do I have a decent shot??? I can take criticism ;0) Sorry so long.
     
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  3. DDSY

    DDSY Bright Lights at Night
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    From my personal experience, Kaplan is harder than the real DAT with the exception of the PAT. Wow, you certainly are a dedicated person to have taken the DAT 3 times and applied the second time around.

    Study hard and do the best you can on the DAT. You never know what will happen this time around.
     
  4. BodybldgDoc

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    PA, RC and QR are low. does LSU have minimum cutoffs for those sections? Do you know if they look at the most recent scores or overall? The people that I know that got into Dental School with 18AA had 3.8-3.9gpa's. The fact that your parents are dental alums could work in your favor. Hard to say maybe you have a chance but your DAT score does not look very appealing.
     
  5. senseiturtle

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    I say apply stategically... You've gotten the scores you need already, just across different tests!

    Take your time, and focus on the next one. Give yourself a few months of time, studying, and just practice answering questions... i'm positive you know all of the factual material :)


    I took the ACT 5 times.... got 28's the frist four, and had just your same problem... I'd get a 33-35 in 3 subjects, and a 22 in one... throwing the average down... and it was completely and totally random which one would be the lowball... its like they took turns.

    Then, finally, I relaxed about the whole thing, gave it one more go, and BAM.. 32.

    Things will work out for you... You're working and trying too hard for it not to all come together one day.... Maybe we should get hobbies to take our mind off it.
     
  6. t man

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    if you're going for a thrid cycle right away, good luck. my two cents is that if there's one section you should be working on, it's your reading comprehension score.

    and compared with my actual DAT, my kaplan score was lower by 1 or 2 points in everything except QR.
     
  7. SugarNaCl

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    Please evaluate me! i am 5'9", 125 lbs, long blonde hair, DD, 34-24-34.
    I wish :rolleyes:
     
  8. BodybldgDoc

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    wooooo *whistles* supermodel in the house :laugh:
     
  9. xdianaax

    xdianaax In memory of Riley Jane
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    SDN is dripping with sarcasm today...it's nice to lighten up the mood every once in a while...:p
     
  10. senseiturtle

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    What's funny is that you ALMOST describe her. 3.5 / 5, as far as your descriptions go.

    :)

    (and yes, there is a reason why i know this... haha.. :D :cool: )
     
  11. Keester

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    lol I'm almost that description haha....I am 5'9", 130 lbs (5lbs over omg), do have blonde hair but short....FAR away from DD though, hate to break it to ya :D

    keep the comments rolling, whether serious or not!
     
  12. SugarNaCl

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    Wow, I AM good! Well, a few more years and some augmentation and you will fit the description perfectly.... Either I stalk you, I can get a lot of information out of a few words of a post, or I can see into the future ... none of that can be very comforting to you ;)
     
  13. polf

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    Hey Keester,
    Try volunteer/shadowing with the LSU dental faculty, and then asking them for a recommendation- maybe that will help. I'm shadowing with LSU pediatric dentists at Children's Hospital right now and its been a good experience. Probably would help me get into LSU if it wasn't for the non-state resident part.
     
  14. AlphaQUp

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    You're fat.
     
  15. Keester

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    that sounds like a great idea. How do I get started? Thanks so much for your input :)
     

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