Okay I am so confused and depressed. It seems that I have gotten caught up in something that no future DDS has or should face. I will try to explain my case so that maybe someone can help me, although I am not optimistic. I will also include some details so that you get a better understanding of where I am coming from, and please excuse me in not including some details as it will compromise my security. I also want to thank the people who actually read this and respond to it. I was born in Russia before the revolution and my family was lucky enough to be able to migrate to Canada. I ended up receiving my Canadian citizenship at 14 and moved to the US legally (Dad business). I attended high school and like many kids got into some minor trouble. Well long story short that little trouble ended up getting me rejected for a US green card and I became illegal. I really didnt know what to do since I was 17 and my whole family had gotten their stuff except me. What was I going to do, go back to Canada by myself? We were all living in the Midwest at the time, so I decided to move to the west coast to be apart from my family so that I dont involve them in illegal act and once I fixed things I could live by them side by side. I took some community courses and after about 22 credits ended up applying to a very good university and I lied about my status, where I graduated high school, ect. Its crazy but I was accepted, I got into a very hard and competitive branch of engineering. I ended up graduating with a 3.8 GPA. I also managed to get elected as the treasurer one year and a vice president of the honor society the next. I also did about 4 years of volunteer work consistently. Now I want to apply for dental school but here is the problem, I am going to have to lie once again and hope that I slip by like the first time. What I am really scared of is that almost all the schools require that students fill out a FASFA form but if I fill one out they will find out. I did it once back in collage and they wanted me to come in and bring them more info. I am also in the process of getting legal (slim chance through the fam) but thats going to take almost 5 years. So here are my questions. 1) I have a very good credit here in the US, in fact I have about $25000 in undergrad private loans, I even have my own car financed in my name as well as credit cards. Do you think I can get away with it? Can I just tell them that I already have my financing in order and that I dont need to fill out a FASFA form? Will private lenders give me a large loan like that without checking with the school to see if I have filled out a FASFA form? 2) What will happen to me if I make it through the program and right before the state licenses me they find out? Can I move to Canada at that point (transfer student) or if I complete the 4 year and they find out take the Canadian state board test and start practice? 3) If they find out here **** hits the fan will Canadian schools know that I lied and tried to attend US schools and was caught? 4) What do you think if I apply to certain Canadian schools and land an interview, can I have my brother do my interview in my name, if he has my ID with his pic in it? Do they fingerprint you before the interview? ( I dont mind going back to Canada alone knowing I am for sure excepted) General question: 5) If I was to start prepping for the DAT today do you think its possible to for me to apply this summer? 6) Can I apply to dental schools without taking the DAT yet? I mean the app process starts in May can I apply and take the test in July and still make it? What would you do if you were in my place and you liked the US and all your family was here? I am so burned out and cant study for the DAT knowing what challenges I face. I mean how optimistic am I suppose to be. Dental school aside I feel like a failer, I am working as a construction worker just to make ends and I have an engineering degree. Once again thanks in advance for those who actually read my long long thread.