For all of you who read this I would greatly appreciate your advice on my situation. I am a 25 yr old white male dental school re-applicant. I applied early (May 18) to twelve schools, interviewed at only one where I am currently on the waitlist. I posted this same thread in the pre-dental forum but I figured that it would be wise to additionally post it in the dental forum, since most of you reading this have been accepted into dental school (and probably dont read the pre-dental forum), unlike many on the pre-dental forum! Additionally, I imagine that many of you had to reapply before your first acceptance, so you know what its like to be in my shoes. If you have the time please offer any advice, thanks. Stats . Cumulative GPA 3.50 BCP 3.44 Science GPA 3.36 DAT: PAT 16 Quantitative 18 Reading Comp 19 General Chemistry 20 Organic Chemistry 19 Biology 22 AA 20 TS 20 Additionally- I have lots of dental experience, research experience, community service, etc. I dont want to give up on my dream but I really dont know what direction I should go! Ive thought about retaking the DAT but I dont think I can do better than those scores. I studied full time for two months and wont have time to do that again now that I work full time. But, what Im really considering is a Special Masters program or a post-bacc program. Ive spent countless hours looking into these options and really dont know what the best option is. Most are flippin expensive, is it worth it to go 30-50k in debt for a masters degree? Would a post-bacc program that is affiliated with a dental school be a better option? Do you have any programs that you would recommend, masters or post-bacc? As far as calling the schools I got rejected at and checking in with the one where Im on with waitlist, Ive been doing that. Ive talked to around 7 directors of admission, including the one at the school where Im on the waitlist. Very few have told me to retake the DAT, more so then not, they say my scores are good. What I usually get is just the typical, it was an extremely competitive year and we give preference to our state residents (also heard this from private schools), those from disadvantaged backgrounds, etc. Honestly, THIS IS WHAT I NORMALLY GET! So, with the exception of one or two saying that a masters or post bacc would help, I have yet to get much objective advice from the directors. Not one of them recommended a particular masters or post bacc program, thus Im asking all of you! There are so many different options concerning post bacc and masters programs and I really want to make a wise decision on which one I should go to. If anyone has any advice or further recommendations I would greatly appreciate it. Any information or advice is appreciated, thank you to everyone who replies!