retake the DAT or not?

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  1. tamkhan

    tamkhan Kala Budha
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    hey guys,

    just need some advice. i have a score of 21 AA, 22TS and 17PAT on the canadian dat, and i need to know if i should take the US DAT to improve my chances. i ask because I applied last year with these scores (and a 3.57 gpa), and I have had no luck at all!

    thanks


    oh, and one more thing. would it be a good idea for me to send out my canadian scores when I submit my app, and then let the schools know that I will be taking the US dat later on? I plan on writing the US dat sometime in mid july. you guys think thats a reasonable date?
     
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  3. Drill2Fill

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    Those are some pretty good stats, didn't know it was so hard for canadians to get in. Did you apply late?
     
  4. tamkhan

    tamkhan Kala Budha
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    my file was complete in october
     
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    It is probably not your DAT scores that are not getting you accepted. I had a 20 AA, 21 TS, and 18 PAT, and was not accepted this year. But when I spoke to the admissions commitee about my application, they told me that my DAT and GPA (3.6) were fine. They just felt that I had not shadowed enough. They said that they want to see 100+ hours. Just try and get out there and shadow as much as you can.
     
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    I agree...DAT's/GPA sounds fine...maybe more volunteer/dental work will help...
     
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    My DAT is a 21AA/22TS/18PAT, pretty much the same as yours. If you have any scores below an 18 on any section you should retake it if you have the time to study for it.
     
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