• Funniest Story on the Job Contest Starts Now!

    Contest starts now and ends September 27th. Winner will receive a special user banner and $10 Amazon Gift card!

    JOIN NOW
  • Site Updates Coming Next Week

    Site updates are coming next week on Monday and Friday. Click the button below to learn more!

    LEARN MORE

Reapply or ?

macsak

Full Member
2+ Year Member
Aug 16, 2018
1,542
1,433
126
So I was recently accepted into a dental school and I said I'm going. However, I already applied before I got accepted for the current cycle. I only applied to like 3 schools. That being said, If I get into a cheaper school come December 1st could I drop out of the school I'm currently in and attend the cheaper school the following summer? And how would that work?

Thanks

google "opportunity cost"
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user
About the Ads

S_Diamond_DDS

Full Member
5+ Year Member
Jun 24, 2015
656
499
166
  1. Dentist
Yeah let me help you with a solid “no” on this one. If you begin to attend a dental school then no other school will take you, it’s an ethics issue. If you are really that concerned about paying the high tuition cost, then you can reapply. But I also highly advise against this, since you may never get into dental school again and schools may be aware that you turned down dental school in the past, putting a stain on your record. Last, consider the $ lost that you could have made while working for an entire extra year as a dentist five years from now. There’s a lot of options for repayment if that is your concern, such as military service, working as part of an underserved care program, etc.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users

S_Diamond_DDS

Full Member
5+ Year Member
Jun 24, 2015
656
499
166
  1. Dentist
And despite popular opinion on sdn, if you do the (Semi)simple math: Average Starting dentist salary - your living expenses - monthly loan payments (On track to be paid back in 15-20 years with a 7% interest rate) = more than enough money to live comfortably and contribute to a savings account for retirement and that’s without adjusting for average salary increase over 15-20 years and in a scenario where 100% of your loan money came from PLUS loans.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user
About the Ads
This thread is more than 1 year old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.