Prerequisites

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  1. BigRedPreDental

    BigRedPreDental

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    Hey Guys,

    For scheduling reasons, I won't have all my prereqs completed by this summer before my senior year. I have a few questions.

    (1) I never took physics I, but rather went right to Physics II. Does this somehow satisfy two semesters of physics? Do I need to go back and take Physics I? Physics III?

    (2) I have physics II, and a 1-credit physics seminar. Is physics prerequisite complete?

    (3) I was not able to register for Chemistry II due to scheduling. I therefore cannot take orgo I or II. If I ace DAT Gen Chem and DAT Orgo, will I stand a chance for admissions this year? (My dad is an orgo professor ;) )

    Thanks so much!
     
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  3. MedDevil

    MedDevil Cool Cat Rollin' In. 5+ Year Member

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    1. No, you need two full semesters (although a few schools will accept just one semester of physics).

    2. No, other than for the few schools that will accept just one semester of physics.

    3. As long as ALL your prerequisites are done by the end of your senior year, that shouldn't matter.
     
  4. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

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    Unless your dad takes the DAT for your, it might be a challenge to "ace" the OC section of the test.
     
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  5. BigRedPreDental

    BigRedPreDental

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    How should I tell dental schools that I will be completing the other prereqs during my senior year?
     
  6. Gaucho4Life

    Gaucho4Life It was all a dream 2+ Year Member

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    On your application... Planned coursework. I would think it would be difficult for ADCOMs to make a decision on you if you don't have the pre-reqs done...
     
  7. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

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    Precisely. A minor detail often overlooked in our overzealous quest.
     
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  8. BigRedPreDental

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    So if I have a 3.7 GPA at the time of submitting my application, completed all prereqs but OChem and Physics (1 semester, Physics II), and score well on the DAT, would I have a good chance?
     
  9. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

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    The big if.
     
  10. Gaucho4Life

    Gaucho4Life It was all a dream 2+ Year Member

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    No idea. Do some research on here and find out. I'm pretty sure everyone on here has all the pre-req's done at time of application submission, and are just working on upper division coursework. Ochem is pretty important, and you should probably take the entire year before you take the DAT. Too many if's in my opinion.
     

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