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Question about My scores + Schools

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by iistoogood4u, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. iistoogood4u

    iistoogood4u 5+ Year Member

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    Be honest, do I have a real shot at any schools with my gpa and scores:
    GPA- 2.78

    PAT 17
    QR 21
    RC 19
    BIO 22
    GCHEM 20
    OCHEM 21
    TS 21
    AA 21

    Hours of volunteer- 250
    Some community service clubs/organizations

    So do I have a shot at any schools? I already graduate so getting a higher GPA is out of the question. I do however, think retaking my crapped classes at a JC mite help clear some misunderstandings the admissions ppl mite have. Please comment, any info would help. If you got similar gpa/scores, please say something here so I can get some hope.
     
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  3. Kunsan

    Kunsan Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Understand exactly how you feel... try not to worry too much, just apply early and see what happens....
     
  4. seansk

    seansk USC Dentistry Class 2010 7+ Year Member

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    there's always hope!!! get to know the school you want to go to...and make them love you, however you can!
     
  5. slashnroses19

    slashnroses19 10+ Year Member

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    good luck:D
     
  6. soswank

    soswank 2+ Year Member

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    You have a chance. You need to apply early, get everything in by May for the 2008 cycle. Keep taking your classes, I know you won't be able to boost your GPA by much, but take upper level biology classes. Good luck.
     
  7. shamrock2006

    shamrock2006 5+ Year Member

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    DAT wise you're fine..and taking some classes again at a different school or JC to bring them up can only help your case. So do that, and get as much experience as you possibly can in the dental field..rock the personal statement..and make sure you have some sweet LORs. B/c remember..its not all about the numbers...yes thats the biggest factor..but there are a fair amount of people this cycle with lower end DATs and GPA's getting into schools over people with solid #'s. All you can do is beef up all the areas that you can. Good luck! oh..and apply crazy early
     
  8. Fuji

    Fuji 2+ Year Member

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    Before you enroll at a junior college/community college, just realize that some schools won't accept the credits. I don't have a specific list, but do some searches on here and you'll find numerous threads discussing the issue.
     
  9. gatormichigan

    gatormichigan 7+ Year Member

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    I would retake classes and do some research.
     
  10. diane07

    diane07 2+ Year Member

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    I don't think getting a higher GPA is out of the question at all. A lot of people re-take sciences or even take additional sciences to increase their chances.

    When you submit your application, they ask you to include all additional course work.

    Your GPA is on the low end. If you were to take some additional sciences and do well, I think that would definitely be beneficial for your application.
     
  11. iistoogood4u

    iistoogood4u 5+ Year Member

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    This coming spring quarter I'm going to take extension courses and see where that takes me. I'll call some schools today to find out what I should do, I'll keep things posted here.
     
  12. iistoogood4u

    iistoogood4u 5+ Year Member

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    So far, Howard and NYU gave me the impression that my scores are not high enough. They didnt tell me that exactly but it felt like that talking to the admission counselor. Any students out there got got accepted with similar stats? Bump for advice and guidance.

    I mite head back to the books.
     
  13. You need to def. retake classes at Jr College. Many schools accept jr college credits, there are some schools that don't, but I'd guess they are about 5 to 8 schools. Hypothetically if you crapped on every pre-reqs. You could just start taking general bio and 2 more semesters of other bio courses, and along with that you can start taking gen chem up to Orgo. Oh, and 2 semesters of physics. Before your second year is over, you can probably apply the summer before, and have a transcript saying that you will be finishing those classes before you enroll the dental school.
     

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