Post-bac or masters?

  • post bac

    Votes: 4 44.4%
  • masters

    Votes: 5 55.6%

  • Total voters
    9
Aug 21, 2016
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Pre-Dental
I applied last cycle and did not get in. Current Situation:
  • oGPA of 3.2
  • sGPA of 3.0. I am retaking classes I got C's in
  • 17AA DAT (retaking next spring)
  • Research with Anesthesiologist
  • Post-Bac currently
Should continue to do an informal post-bac like I am currently doing, or do a 1 year masters (fall 2017-spring 2018)?

I just want to have the best chance to get into dental school in Fall 2018.
 

frozenicecreamDMD

2+ Year Member
Mar 23, 2016
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Dental Student
keep doing postbach, are you taking upper div bio courses in your postbach? you can also take chem upper division

pull up your sGPA to 3.2-3.3 then do a 1 year master program make sure you ace this one also

plus 17AA is just too low. try 21+
 
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anniethedog
Aug 21, 2016
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Pre-Dental
keep doing postbach, are you taking upper div bio courses in your postbach? you can also take chem upper division

pull up your sGPA to 3.2-3.3 then do a 1 year master program make sure you ace this one also

plus 17AA is just too low. try 21+
Yes, I am taking upper division and graduate level science courses, and certain bio classes the university that I got my B.S. from didn't offer. I am also retaking the DAT since I know a 17 is low and not competitive enough. Thank you for replying, I appreciate it!
 
Aug 9, 2016
192
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Pre-Dental
i don't think a postbac and a master is necessary. just do a postbac and try to get your sgpa to at least 3.2 and ogpa 3.4. take the dat again and try to get at least 20 across the board. apply early and you should stand a chance.
 

Mason91

5+ Year Member
Aug 19, 2014
233
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Dental Student
i don't think a postbac and a master is necessary. just do a postbac and try to get your sgpa to at least 3.2 and ogpa 3.4. take the dat again and try to get at least 20 across the board. apply early and you should stand a chance.
I agree. I don't think master's is necessary as long as you can bring your GPA up to 3.4ish. That's about the average. I have 3.3 overall but 2.9 science so I'm planning on doing post-bacc in the spring. Hopefully, it'll be enough to get me in.