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Should I retake DAT?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by kdyttt603, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. kdyttt603

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    Hi I took DAT 3 days ago...
    Here are my stats :
    PAT : 20
    RC : 17
    Bio : 19
    Gchem : 20
    Ochem : 22
    QR : 19
    TS : 20
    AA: 19
    sGPA : 3.70
    100 hours volunteering/shadowing
    No research/clinical experience

    Should I retake my DAT? I already submitted my app to 11 dental schools about 3 weeks ago. My RC score is pretty low as well as AA. What do you guys think?
     
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  3. Carbohydrates

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    I think you are fine.
     
  4. hellofuturedentists

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    Add NYU to your list, if you haven't done already, good luck interviewing this cycle!
     
  6. LizLemongrab

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    It depends on which schools you are applying to or wish to attend. I'd say not to unless you do not get in anywhere this cycle. I think your DAT scores are roughly in line with the average matriculant. Some schools might be leery of the RC score but I don't think it's enough to sink your app. If you have any opportunities to do research, do that and add a revision to your app in December if you don't hear anything or are still waiting for possible interview invitations.
     
  7. kdyttt603

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    I applied to CASE, USC, NYU, Nova, Stony, Buffalo, UCSF, Michigan, UoP, Western, and Florida. Should I add more schools to my list?
     
  8. BetaHelix

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    Stony UCSF and UOP have average DAT's of 21 plus. UoP is big on high dat's
     

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