(i apologize in advance if there's already thread going for reapps...i haven't stumbled across it) Hey guys! I've been silently watching the forums on/off for about a year or so..there's a lot of current information here, its great! Just thought I would finally pop in and say hello. I'm a reapplicant for this year, and wanted to find out if there are others here who are in somewhat of the same boat as me. I graduated last August and applied REALLY LATE last year. Took the DATs in October & didn't get the apps in until sept/octo...I qualify for the "under the 3.0GPA" category and to add to that I didnt do so well on the DATs (18 PAT 17AA). Looking back on it, I was completely unprepared and uninformed at the time and can't say I'm really surprised I am back here reapplying. Guess all the times I chose partying and work over studying wasn't so smart, huh? At this point though, I understand inorder for me to get an interview anywhere, I need to kick ass on the DATs. I'm scheduled to retake it Sept 20th - I've been studying hard, and for the next couple of months will be kicking it up several notches. I'm aiming for 22s/23s... In the mean time I've been working as a dental assistant at an ortho/pedo office (a specialty that I'm interested in) gaining a lot of first hand experience. Though I know I can't make up for my pitiful GPA (and its rather too late for postbacc programs for the 2007 cycle) I am planning on taking Anatomy w/ Histology, Physio and a Neuro Bio course this coming fall at a quarter system university. The courses will end in December and hopefully I can forward the grades from that quarter to the schools. Of course this wont make up for four years of bad grades, but I just want something to show the schools that I'm serious, and that I can do it & keep up with the dental school curriculum..........what do you guys think?