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Hello everyone, I hope y'all are doing well. I'm a current reapplicant and I hope to make it in this cycle! Any constructive advice would be very helpful!

Date of submission: TMDSAS June 13 AADSAS Hopefully before July
Calculated GPA on TMDSAS
Overall GPA: 3.51
BCPM GPA: 3.32
non-BCPM GPA: 3.76
Note: physics 1, 2, English, and a math course from community college were also calculated in
DAT score (include AA and all sections): PAT: 20 QR: 19 RC: 21 BIO: 19 GC: 22 OC: 20 TS: 20 AA: 20
State of Residence: Texas

Major: Biomedical Science
Minor: Business
Minority? Asian, first generation college student
Reapplicant? Yes
Nontrad? No

Shadowing Experience: 184 dental, 6 medical
Volunteering Experience: global dental brigades (1 trip), 4 events that give free dental care to people in need, 1 event that gives free dental care to kids, volunteer at local elementary schools to teach them about oral care, food bank, short term volunteer at a geriatric health care office, volunteered at a retirement home once, pet sitter, debate judge, Oktoberfest volunteer, assembled hygiene bags for refugees/people in need, painting at a Senior Home
Employment: Pre Freshman year 15 hrs/week food industry, Senior year 17 hrs/week security/customer service
Research: Chemistry 292 hours / Biomedical Engineering 72 / Medical Entomology 36, submitted for publication
Other Extracurriculars: Mentor for first generation college students, pre-dental treasurer, 5k main event chair for pre-dental club, was on a committee for a cancer awareness/fundraising $ club
Relevant Honors or Awards: 9 merit scholarships, Dean’s Honor roll for 5 undergrad semesters, PreDental Society awards (membership based), First Place Relay Marathon Benefitting healthy living.
LOR type and strength: Strong/Science, Strong/Dentist, Ok/Science. LOR’s given as a packet through my undergrads professional school advising office. I am on personal terms with the pre-dental advisor if that helps gauge anything
Misc Info/Things not stated elsewhere: Got interviews at Houston and San Antonio last cycle. Was asked via email for a transcript update from A&M Dental, but class was pretty full by the time my updated transcript came through. Studied abroad twice (1 spring break field trip, 1 semester long trip). Have C’s in upper level science courses, which is why I got rejected (as told to me by the dean, my TMDSAS science GPA during my first app cycle was ~3.33). Am currently attending a 1 year master’s program to help my GPA.

School list:
A&M Dental
UTSD
UTHSCSA

Western U
West Virginia
Colorado
University of New England
Louisville
Minnesota
Columbia


I am for sure reapplying to the 3 texas schools and applying to WesternU, however I am not sure about the other schools or any ones I have not listed here. Cost would be an issue for me (as for most people). Any insight would be incredibly helpful!

edits* TMDSAS GPA, school list
 
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Hello everyone, I hope y'all are doing well. I'm a current reapplicant and I hope to make it in this cycle! Any constructive advice would be very helpful!

Date of submission: TMDSAS Hopefully June 1 AADSAS June 15
Calculated GPA using AMCAS GPA calculator version 4 created by Johnny Eguizabal
Overall GPA: 3.515
BCPM GPA: 3.412
Cumulative Other GPA: 3.769
Note: physics 1, 2, English, and a math course from community college were also calculated in
DAT score (include AA and all sections): PAT: 20 QR: 19 RC: 21 BIO: 19 GC: 22 OC: 20 TS: 20 AA: 20
State of Residence: Texas

Major: Biomedical Science
Minor: Business
Minority? Asian, first generation college student
Reapplicant? Yes
Nontrad? No

Shadowing Experience: 184 dental, 6 medical
Volunteering Experience: global dental brigades (1 trip), 4 events that give free dental care to people in need, 1 event that gives free dental care to kids, volunteer at local elementary schools to teach them about oral care, food bank, short term volunteer at a geriatric health care office, volunteered at a retirement home once, pet sitter, debate judge, Oktoberfest volunteer, assembled hygiene bags for refugees/people in need
Employment: Pre Freshman year 15 hrs/week food industry, Senior year 17 hrs/week security/customer service
Research: Chemistry 292 hours / Biomedical Engineering 72 / Medical Entomology 36, submitted for publication
Other Extracurriculars: Mentor for first generation college students, pre-dental treasurer, 5k main event chair for pre-dental club, was on a committee for a cancer awareness/fundraising $ club
Relevant Honors or Awards: 9 merit scholarships, Dean’s Honor roll for 5 undergrad semesters, PreDental Society awards (membership based), First Place Relay Marathon Benefitting healthy living.
LOR type and strength: Strong/Science, Strong/Dentist, Ok/Science. LOR’s given as a packet through my undergrads professional school advising office. I am on personal terms with the pre-dental advisor if that helps gauge anything
Misc Info/Things not stated elsewhere: Got interviews at Houston and San Antonio last cycle. Was asked via email for a transcript update from A&M Dental, but class was pretty full by the time my updated transcript came through. Studied abroad twice (1 spring break field trip, 1 semester long trip). Have C’s in upper level science courses, which is why I got rejected (as told to me by the dean, my TMDSAS science GPA during my first app cycle was ~3.33). Am currently attending a 1 year master’s program to help my GPA.

School list:
A&M Dental
UTSD
UTHSCSA

WesternU
University of New England in Maine
Howard University
Creighton University
West Virginia University

I am for sure reapplying to the 3 texas schools and applying to WesternU, however I am not sure about the other schools or any ones I have not listed here. Cost would be an issue for me (as for most people), but I am looking into applying for the FAP AADSAS fee waiver and am going to use my credit card points for flights/etc! Any insight would be incredibly helpful!
First time applying for myself but if you don't mind me asking, what were your stats like when you applied to westernU the first time?
 
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Please do not quote this thread.

Hello everyone, I hope y'all are doing well. I'm a current reapplicant and I hope to make it in this cycle! Any constructive advice would be very helpful!

Date of submission: TMDSAS Hopefully June 1 AADSAS June 15
Calculated GPA using AMCAS GPA calculator version 4 created by Johnny Eguizabal
Overall GPA: 3.515
BCPM GPA: 3.412
Cumulative Other GPA: 3.769
Note: physics 1, 2, English, and a math course from community college were also calculated in
DAT score (include AA and all sections): PAT: 20 QR: 19 RC: 21 BIO: 19 GC: 22 OC: 20 TS: 20 AA: 20
State of Residence: Texas

Major: Biomedical Science
Minor: Business
Minority? Asian, first generation college student
Reapplicant? Yes
Nontrad? No

Shadowing Experience: 184 dental, 6 medical
Volunteering Experience: global dental brigades (1 trip), 4 events that give free dental care to people in need, 1 event that gives free dental care to kids, volunteer at local elementary schools to teach them about oral care, food bank, short term volunteer at a geriatric health care office, volunteered at a retirement home once, pet sitter, debate judge, Oktoberfest volunteer, assembled hygiene bags for refugees/people in need
Employment: Pre Freshman year 15 hrs/week food industry, Senior year 17 hrs/week security/customer service
Research: Chemistry 292 hours / Biomedical Engineering 72 / Medical Entomology 36, submitted for publication
Other Extracurriculars: Mentor for first generation college students, pre-dental treasurer, 5k main event chair for pre-dental club, was on a committee for a cancer awareness/fundraising $ club
Relevant Honors or Awards: 9 merit scholarships, Dean’s Honor roll for 5 undergrad semesters, PreDental Society awards (membership based), First Place Relay Marathon Benefitting healthy living.
LOR type and strength: Strong/Science, Strong/Dentist, Ok/Science. LOR’s given as a packet through my undergrads professional school advising office. I am on personal terms with the pre-dental advisor if that helps gauge anything
Misc Info/Things not stated elsewhere: Got interviews at Houston and San Antonio last cycle. Was asked via email for a transcript update from A&M Dental, but class was pretty full by the time my updated transcript came through. Studied abroad twice (1 spring break field trip, 1 semester long trip). Have C’s in upper level science courses, which is why I got rejected (as told to me by the dean, my TMDSAS science GPA during my first app cycle was ~3.33). Am currently attending a 1 year master’s program to help my GPA.

School list:
A&M Dental
UTSDd
UTHSCSA

WesternU
University of New England in Maine
Howard University
Creighton University
West Virginia University

I am for sure reapplying to the 3 texas schools and applying to WesternU, however I am not sure about the other schools or any ones I have not listed here. Cost would be an issue for me (as for most people), but I am looking into applying for the FAP AADSAS fee waiver and am going to use my credit card points for flights/etc! Any insight would be incredibly helpful!
TMDSAS is definitely difficult, especially because 87% of the enrollees have 3.5 sGPA or above. But, it does not hurt to try.

Looking at your application, I think you should apply to more schools in AADSAS preferably 10 or more.

I'd take out Howard since most enrollees are African American students. There are some Asian at Howard, but chances are not great, honestly.

Western, Creighton and WVU should be easy or reach school. UNE should be also easy school for you.

Happy to comment on if you add more schools to your list.
 
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First time applying for myself but if you don't mind me asking, what were your stats like when you applied to westernU the first time?
Hello, I only applied to the 3 TX schools my first cycle as I am a TX resident and that was the advice of my advisors/peers. This will be my first time using AADSAS and applying to WesternU!
 
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TMDSAS is definitely difficult, especially because 87% of the enrollees have 3.5 sGPA or above. But, it does not hurt to try.

Looking at your application, I think you should apply to more schools in AADSAS preferably 10 or more.

I'd take out Howard since most enrollees are African American students. There are some Asian at Howard, but chances are not great, honestly.

Western, Creighton and WVU should be easy or reach school. UNE should be also easy school for you.

Happy to comment on if you add more schools to your list.
Thank you, I'll take out Howard and look into UNE! I'm still looking to add more schools and just going through the spreadsheets/websites that are available online as well as my advisors and will update accordingly. :)
 

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One of the graduated students in my grad program suggested to apply to the Colorado Dental School because apparently they like Texas applicants? And another friend of mine suggested Columbia because of their holistic approach (is that true? I'm not sure.)
What do y'all think about me adding Colorado to my school list?

So far I have on AADSAS:

Western U
Colorado
University of New England
Louisville
Minnesota
Columbia
 
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Oh, and I took out Creighton as they do not accept AP credit, and half my english prereq's are AP credit. :(
 

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You definitely do not need to be African American to apply to Howard. It ends up being that way because Howard is a historically black university. Not sure why "TheDentalSchoolCoach" said your chances would not be great..?
 

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You definitely do not need to be African American to apply to Howard. It ends up being that way because Howard is a historically black university. Not sure why "TheDentalSchoolCoach" said your chances would not be great..?
lol not sure...
 

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Okay my school list keeps changing but right now on AADSAS I have:

Midwestern - Illinois
Colorado
UNE
West Virginia
Western University
Louisville
Minnesota
Midwestern - Arizona
Marquette
 
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