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Makan

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I have graduated from business school (double major finance and accounting/150 credit hours of school with a 3.7 GPA) last june. I really became interested in dentistry about couple of years ago but didn't wanna change or switch majors but now i am enrolled in school as a biology major to finish my prereqs. I am taking Chem II, Phy II and biology this semester and I will take Organic Chem I, II and another Bio and Biochem in spring and summer and I'm ganna study for DAT on my own and take in mid summer and apply for dental school in like Aug. I'm starting to do lots of shadowing and other stuff as well. I really really want to do this regardless of the workload.
My question is that "if i even have chance" of getting into a school for fall 2008 or not? cause if i don't I would like to take my time and try to do more and do better for 2009.
I would really appreciate any respond/advice/opinion I could get from you.
Thanks.
 

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you would be better off in 2009 because to have a good chance you need to apply early and if y ou are taking classes in the summer you wont be able to apply study for the DAT and take classes. so do all your stuff and get ready to appl y in may of 08 for the 2009 cycle
 

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If you can handle the load, then it is possible. I started my pre-reqs last spring and it went about like this:

Spring: Intro to Chemistry and Intro to Biology
Summer: Chem I and II
Fall: Orgo I, Physics I, Bio I
January 6: DAT
January 16: Acceptance Letter
Spring: Orgo II, Bio II, and Physics II (in progress)

However, note that the one school I was accepted at was the school I attended for undergrad and law school, I did above average on the DAT, and have received all A's in my prereqs. Your mileage might vary, but your goal of 2008 certainly seems less agressive than what worked for me. As long as you can do it without jeopardizing your grades or DAT score, it is very possible.
 
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As long as it is not pass the AADSAS deadline for schools, you can still apply. Your chances are lowered, because most schools have rolling admissions, but if you do well on DAT, it might work. In other words, slim chances, but not out of the realm of possibility. (Just remember, even if they have late deadlines, they have already accepted a majority of the class by now.)
 

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You will def. be able to get in somewhere. I have a girl in my class that had a finance degree. I think her situation was similar to yours when she made the switch. Good luck with the transition, study hard for the DAT!
 
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