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Should I retake the DAT with these stats?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by peterngu, May 13, 2008.

  1. peterngu

    peterngu Who named buffalo knives? 5+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Hi everyone,
    If anyone has the time, I would greatly appreciate constructive input/criticism. I am a non-traditional student, earning a 3.03 GPA as a Biology major after 4 years at UCLA, and have completed the Health Careers Program (a post-bacc) at Harvard University with a GPA of 3.65 (after 9 courses), taking only upper-division Biology courses. I have tons of leadership experience with multiple years as president and such of my academic professional fraternity, church youth group leader, 100+ hours shadowing, 3 years research experience with polycystic kidney disease, and other extracurrics.

    I have the following DAT scores.
    PAT=23 (the only score I'm proud of)

    With schools being able see all attempts at the DAT, does anyone have input on whether I should take the DATs again? Although my scores are competitive for someone with a 3.5 GPA out of undergrad, my undergrad grades are lacking to say the least. Thanks so much!
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  3. mikeyc2040

    mikeyc2040 2+ Year Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    You'll definitely be fine with those scores. Their above average and will secure you an interview at some colleges. From there, you'll just have to be yourself and let them know what you've accomplished.
  4. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    I think you have a chance if you apply to 10+ schools. Good luck!
  5. peterngu

    peterngu Who named buffalo knives? 5+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Thanks for your input! I really appreciate it! Any other thoughts?
  6. bigstix808

    bigstix808 Mac Daddy Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 10, 2007
    there is more to an app than DAT's and GPA's.
    DAT :thumbup::thumbdown:
    GPA :thumbdown:
    EC's :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    i think that gives it a thumbs up for your app. now as long as you're not a crummy writer i think you'll be fine (for the PS). besides, adcoms see all attempts on the DAT, but will take the more recent one, and some will even take the best of all sections from all attempts.

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