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Hello
I would like to get some opinions and feedback from those who have actually went through post-bacc.
I recently graduated with very low BOTH science and overall GPAs, around 3.00
I plan to enroll in post-bacc non-degree program for the next 3 semesters, each with full credit loads. (15credits=5 courses)
This means by the end of next summer, I will have 90 credits after graduation.
I am planning to apply next year.
I plan on taking upper level science courses and also some of the the courses I did not do so well (eg. organic chem)
assuming I do very well on DAT and the 45 credits,
are my chances of dental school fairly good?
I know that this will vary and nobody has the answer but I want to get some realistic feedback from those who have went through similar situations.
Thanks
 
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cacajuate

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If your gpa right now is around 3.0, you don't need 90 more credits to fix it. 30 credits would bring it up and could be done in two sem.
 
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okiedokeartichoke

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90 credits? I think you're biting off more than you can chew. Will you be able to realistically balance 90 credits of coursework in addition to studying for the DAT on top of shadowing/ECs/volunteering?
 
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Dec 15, 2014
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hey guys,
I meant 15credits each semester, thus 45 credits in 3 semesters
sorry about the confusion
 
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or I'm thinking of doing 4 semesters thereby making the total post-bacc credits of 60credits!