Should I apply to more schools?

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  1. customx

    customx 7+ Year Member

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    WA resident here, waiting to hear back from UW, which is my #1 choice. I have 3 interviews so far at MWU-AZ, LECOM and NOVA. I have a 3.4 GPA, 22 TS and AA, 300+ hours shadowing, 75+ volunteering, and have worked full-time while completing my prereqs. My ECs are minimal since I have been working full-time, but I don't want to make any excuses. In addition to the schools above, I applied to UCSF, UOP, Western, Colorado, Uconn, Columbia, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, VCU, UNLV, and Buffalo. Some schools are reaches, but I feel like I have a decent shot at quite a few of these schools since my stats fall close to their average matriculated student based on the ADEA guide.

    Should I apply to any more schools? I haven't been rejected from any schools, but I'd like to see if it would be worthwhile to apply to a couple more schools. My prereqs were taken at a CC, so I believe that rules out a few schools like Marquette, OHSU and Creighton. Any opinions? Thank you
     
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    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    Have you checked if those schools you applied to are OOS friendly?
     
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    customx 7+ Year Member

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    Yes
     
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    Dental2000 5+ Year Member

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    You could apply to MWU-IL, BU, Tufts or NYU.

    Be careful though, Tufts wants your recommendation from a Dentist to have the the number of hours you shadowed/worked there written into the recommendation itself. Correct me if I'm wrong on this but I read it on the website.
     
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    customx 7+ Year Member

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    I believe BU and Tufts don't accept CC credits, so that rules out both of those schools. I would really like to get an interview at a public school if at all possible.
     
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    Daneosaurus D2 2+ Year Member

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    Try Pitt. I'm OOS for them with nearly an associates degree full of CC credits (about half of the prereqs were done at CC). My GPA is only marginally higher than yours and your DAT scores are far superior to mine. I got an interview - I think you would likely be competitive there, too.
     
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    customx 7+ Year Member

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    I'll check into Pitt. Thanks
     
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  9. y3nd0

    y3nd0 Kitteh likes to stare 2+ Year Member

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    Minnesota has a decent OOS acceptance. Not sure about their stats though.
     
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    customx 7+ Year Member

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    I don't know if Pitt will be worth applying to. I took all of my prereqs at a CC, except for 1 quarter of biochem. According to the ADEA guide, only 30% of prereqs can be taken at a CC
     

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