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Really need your guys help. What are my chances and honest opinions

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Jumpmannn23, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Jumpmannn23


    Jun 3, 2008
    Hey guys im currently gonna be a graduating senior at UCI with a degree in Econ. I started taking pre reqs initially for dental my junior year just for fun, but never took any of my classes seriously. My dads a dentist and pretty much my whole extended family, brother included are doctors. Recently I've got a lot of motivation to try to pursue being a dentist, and started setting curves in my classes, but i'm afraid it may be a little too late. Currently cumulative GPA is around a 2.89, and during the summer i will be prepping for the DAT. Im confident i can do very well on the DAT, but with the low GPA is there any hope for me? Id appreciate any input or help about what i can do to strengthen my application that any of you guys can give me. Thanks in advance.
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  3. Hybridtavo

    Hybridtavo Dr Ortegon 7+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    As some of the guys here would say, ur changes are slim the min. cut off standard is around a 3.2 min. and with that GPA one has to get 21s on the DAT so I would say IMO get that GPA up first (upward trend) then apply.
  4. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    First, you want to take additional classes to get your GPA over that 3.0 mark.

    Then, you gotta kill the DAT - shoot for nothing below 23.
  5. McNursey

    McNursey 2+ Year Member

    Dec 4, 2007
    I'd say improve the GPA. Realistically, a 2.89 GPA is below average for D-school. The material on the DAT will come from alot of your classes, so if you didn't take them seriously, you've got some work to do. Have you taken a practice DAT yet? If not, that will help ID your weak areas. I would really try to get the GPA up. And also, make sure to have a well-rounded application-shadowing, volunteer,extracurriculars etc. There is an "under 3.0" thread here, do a search and you might find some inspiration and other good tips! Good luck!

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