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retake the DAT or not?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by tamkhan, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. tamkhan

    tamkhan Kala Budha 7+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    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!


    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

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    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 7+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    my file was complete in october
  5. USCbiograd

    USCbiograd 7+ Year Member

    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.
  6. bmrboy19

    bmrboy19 New Member 5+ Year Member

    May 24, 2006
    I agree...DAT's/GPA sounds fine...maybe more volunteer/dental work will help...
  7. SHC1984

    SHC1984 Banned Banned 5+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    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.
  8. 1992Corolla

    1992Corolla CheerioKing 7+ Year Member

    Sep 19, 2005

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