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 on the pre-dental forum but thought I should do it here considering that pre med students know the most ( for the most part) about post bacc and SMP programs. 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 (for you non dental people AA=academic average, 20=85 percentile) TS 20 (TS=total science) 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 or medical school be a better option? Do you have any programs that you would recommend, masters or post-bacc? Any information or advice is appreciated, thank you to everyone who replies!