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retake DAT or not?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by rutgersdentist, May 13, 2007.

  1. rutgersdentist

    rutgersdentist 5+ Year Member

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    I've asked a lot of people whether or not I should retake my DATs, I hope you guys can help me!
    I'd be retaking it just to boost my QR score b/c I'd definitely be able to do better on that, I just ran out of time. Also, my PAT score is average, but I'm not sure I could improve that.

    BIO: 22
    O. Chem: 21
    Chem: 20
    RC: 21
    QR: 18
    PAT: 18

    Sci Av. : 21 AA: 20

    GPA overall: 3.621

    If I do take them again around July 30th, is that too late ?
     
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  3. jackbauer!

    jackbauer! Guest

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    are you serious?

    jb!:)
     
  4. rutgersdentist

    rutgersdentist 5+ Year Member

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    is that a no?
     
  5. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

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    see link on retaking the DAT.
     
  6. jackbauer!

    jackbauer! Guest

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    100% no.
     
  7. Bocci Balls

    Bocci Balls 2+ Year Member

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    The scores are fine. You are a fool.
     
  8. xdianaax

    xdianaax In memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    You have solid scores, why would you even consider it?
     
  9. Bocci Balls

    Bocci Balls 2+ Year Member

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    Now that I flamed you, who did you have for OChem at RU?
     
  10. rutgersdentist

    rutgersdentist 5+ Year Member

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    i had some wierd professor on douglass.. but i went to o'connor's class
     
  11. Cloudz2004

    Cloudz2004 5+ Year Member

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    I've got a quick question and ANY response would be much appreciated. I'm so worried about the timeline of applying/DAT/ and interviews. I was planning on taking the DAT on 5/22 but I don't think I"m ready, so I am goig to take it sometime around June 20th. So I'll get the scores, and then probably have the application out by the end of the month. I know that the earlier is the better, but if I have to retake it 90 days puts me into the end of August. Is that just way tooo late to retake everything?? Let me know if this timeline works, and if not what you think I should do. I'm from TX and their deadlines are about a month earlier than everyone elses! what should i do??
     
  12. SirShagaLot

    SirShagaLot Move Maker Extraordinaire 5+ Year Member

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    i have extremely similar scores and i'm retaking b/c my scores are 2 yrs old...some schools want fresh scores
     
  13. janeliu

    janeliu 7+ Year Member

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    I took the first time DAT one year ago and applied 16 schools last cycle ending no interview at all. Please help me figure out the reason. I start application in middle of August and Scool did not receive my file until the end of Oct. I have bachelor degree in chemical engineer / Master in Accounting and working full time as an account. I have three years chemical research experience and some dental clinic experience. So I took DAT again on 05/10/07. Please compare the two scores and which look better. Should i retake it again? How you think the chance for me next cycle. I am already 32 years old.
    1st:
    Perception: 18
    Quatity: 26
    Reading: 14
    Biology: 19
    Chemistry: 18
    Organic: 15
    Total science: 18
    AA: 18

    2nd:
    Perception: 16
    Quatity: 19
    Reading: 13
    Biology: 18
    Chemistry: 25
    Organic Chemistry: 22
    Total science: 20
    AA: 19
     
  14. janeliu

    janeliu 7+ Year Member

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    My GPA is ok, 3.7
     
  15. Bocci Balls

    Bocci Balls 2+ Year Member

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    Ahh O'Connor! My Hero! Did you get a LOR from him?
     
  16. jackbauer!

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    your RC what's holding you back.. try to get that score to an 18+. do whatever it takes... maybe find a better strategy for that section or attend one of those reading comprehension/speed reading courses at a local university.

    jb!:)
     

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