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Reapplicant needing help with school list/WAMC

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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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      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
      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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      1. Dental Student
        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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                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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                  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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