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Shoud I retake the DAT?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by tqd85, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. tqd85

    tqd85 2+ Year Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    My Score is PAT: 23 AA:19 TS: 17

    is that good enough to apply or should i study and retake it this August?
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  3. trixie2126

    trixie2126 2+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    If you apply early you might have a chance depending on your gpa. I would just be a bit concerned about th 17 TS since the science sections are really important on the dat.
  4. DCRedskinsRule

    DCRedskinsRule 7+ Year Member

    May 27, 2008
    Especially since most dental schools use this as a representation of how you will probably do on the Boards and affect THEIR reputation in terms of scores and pass rates...

    My advice, if you think you can do that well (or close to it) on PAT, then try and retake it to get your TS at least around a 19-20 (depends on GPA too).

    Good Luck!!!
  5. tqd85

    tqd85 2+ Year Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    i have a 3.7 (science gpa also around 3.7)
  6. TeamGuo

    TeamGuo 2+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    have you taken a lot of science courses?

    Adcom wants to see a high science gpa from the upper level courses, not just from pre-req courses.

    If you have taken plenty of upper level courses and did well in all of them I think you would be considered as a competitive applicant. But if not, try to retake it to improve the TS and AA score. :thumbup:
  7. OMFS08

    OMFS08 Tooth Extractornator 7+ Year Member

    May 11, 2008
    Go ahead and apply but retake at same time. I don't think your science GPA coincides with your TS on exam. With that GPA you should be getting a 20 and up for TS, thats a RED flag for Adcoms. Goodluck!

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