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Question About Listing Future DAT Retake on AADSAS app???

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Physics Guy1421, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Physics Guy1421

    Physics Guy1421 2+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2007
    Alright, I'm a reapplicant and have taken the DAT once. My scores are:

    PAT 21
    BIO 19
    GC 18
    OC 21
    RC 17
    QR 18
    TS 19
    AA 19

    I am considering retaking the DAT towards the end of August, but am still unsure. I plan on submitting my AADSAS application this week, but have read that D-schools will not begin to review your application until everything is received.

    So in my case if I do list it, will they not consider my app complete until they receive the newest DAT scores? Could I not list the future DAT so they begin reviewing sooner than August, then take the DAT in August and just resend my newer scores?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2008
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  3. utahdent123

    utahdent123 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 10, 2005
    Just use your current DAT scores and don't worry about telling them you might be retaking it. That way your application won't be viewed differently. Your scores are not bad at all...I think you should see what kind of bites you get with those scores. If your GPA is real low then I would definately plan on retaking, but I wouldn't say on my AADSAS app. If you decided to retake then at that point you would send them the scores.
  4. Physics Guy1421

    Physics Guy1421 2+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2007

    Hey thanks for the reply. So you don't think it would be frowned upon if I didn't list the POSSIBLE future date?

    My GPA is a 3.3, with a BS in math/physics. It is on the lower side and is why I'm considering a retake. What do you think, retake or no?
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2008
  5. whoaaitzkyle

    whoaaitzkyle go bears! 7+ Year Member

    Sep 29, 2005
    Berkeley, CA
    This is something that's prob a decision you need to make on your own. I know most schools are still filling their 2008 spots until late august. I also know some schools start sending out interview invites relatively early which could impair your standing. I'm in the same boat as you, but I'd probably go with the whole honesty is the best policy. submit early and be honest. if that hurts you then I don't know what kind of students these schools are looking for. gluck!
  6. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    You're so close though. I think your chance would've been pretty solid with a 20/21.

    With a 19, I think it's more of a borderline score.

    You're correct in that they will not consider your app. complete until your new DAT score is in. So what you are planning to do is a good approach, imo.
  7. Physics Guy1421

    Physics Guy1421 2+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2007
    Hey Jigabodo,

    Its good to hear from you; not sure if you remember me but you really helped me out alot this past cycle, through various PM's. Congrats on Louisville!

    So you think not mentioning the future DAT is a good approach? Or retaking the DAT? Or both?


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