Originally posted by hi-speed513
Basically, before I took the DAT and applied to dental school I thought I had a snowballs chance in hell. My science GPA was barely above a 3.0 and when I was taking the Kaplan DAT practice tests, I was bombing them. The chem section, in particular, I was bombing on the practice tests, consistently getting 14's. I was so discouraged by the way I was doing in my DAT review course and by my science GPA that I thought, "I will never get accepted" and called off my plans for applying to dental school in the summer of 2002. I think the statement "what you fear most is what never happens" definitely has some truth to it. After working hard and improving my science gpa senior year, I took the DAT in the summer of 2003, got a 23 AA and scored above the 99th percentile in the science sections, and even ended up getting a 27 on the chem section! (that I had been getting 14's on in the practice tests!) Two years ago, I had lost all hope. My asian father called me a 'dropout' and a 'waste of $100,000 in college education.' Last year I finally got the balls to believe in myself and not care what my prehealth advisor or my parents had to say. I went into the application process with confidence despite my less than hot grades and not so encouraging comments from my father. I got interview invites at 9 out of thirteen schools (including an ivy league school) and have been accepted to 3 so far. Moral of the story for anyone who has doubts about getting in: If you have a genuine calling towards dentistry, grab the bull by the horns, believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place.
Originally posted by ShawnOne
Anybody who goes around quoting JayZ shouldnt be taken seriously, so just ignore him.
I think we all know it was a typo and not a spelling error.
Originally posted by Mo007
My 0.02 cent
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