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Registering for DATs

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by john9192, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. john9192

    john9192 5+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2006
    People who already took the DATs,
    did you guys checked all of the schools that you were planning on applying to and payed like $400 for the DATs? or, did you guys just check 5 schools (that are free) and then requested them later on. Just curious. I'm trying to register for it and want to know how you all did it.
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  3. Fuji

    Fuji 2+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 2006
    I knew which schools I was applying to, so I just shelled out the money and sent my DATs to all of them.
  4. PChemGrad

    PChemGrad I am a banana. 10+ Year Member

    Jun 29, 2006
    Same here Fuji.

    I shelled out $400 to send out the scores right away.
  5. john9192

    john9192 5+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2006
    thanks guys,
    That was my plan but I freaked out after seeing $495 total or something.
  6. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    I would only send it to schools that you can actually get into, most state schools take only 1 or 2 exceptional candidates from out of state. No need to waste your money on theses, if you aren't one..
  7. Dauber

    Dauber Big Baby Jesus 2+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2007
    exactly. stick to your state school(s) and the privates.
  8. uvaGirL07

    uvaGirL07 2+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    picked 13 schools. paid $375 :thumbdown:
  9. john9192

    john9192 5+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2006
    thanks for the advices,

    My GPA is about overall 3.5 and science 3.3, my extracurriculars are decent. I'm planning on applying about 18 schools (mostly private) to increase my chance of getting in the first time around. When i selected all of these schools , the DAT total came out to be high $400s.

    Here are the schools I'm thinking of:
    BU, Case, Columbia, Loma Linda, Marquette, NYU, Temple, Tufts, UCLA, UCSF, UConn, Maryland, UMDNJ, Penn, USC, UoP, UW, UNLV,

    Please let me know how I could increase my chance. and yes, I'm going to be applying 5/15.
  10. diane07

    diane07 2+ Year Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    If you're short on cash or on the fence about some schools, you could always check 5 schools and then add other schools later.

    When I went to different school websites, I was really surprised at some of the science pre-requisites that were required in addition to the usual: physics, chemistry, biology.

    Save yourself a LOT of money by doing a little research and applying smartly.
  11. rusky

    rusky 7+ Year Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    so we don't have to put more then 5 schools and then selected after we get scores?
  12. SHC1984

    SHC1984 Banned Banned 5+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Just put 5 schools first since its included AND then select the others when you get the scores back! :thumbup:
  13. Loop

    Loop 2+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    Pays to do research on schools and how they operate with regards to admissions. Loma Linda for instance...might be a waste of money with your stats unless you are sda?
  14. john9192

    john9192 5+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2006
    why would loma limda be waste of money? It seems like they have low gpa compared to others. I'm not sda but i am religious so i thought i would have a slight advantage.

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