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should I stretch my last semester?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by EatEmUpTigers000000, May 20, 2014.

  1. EatEmUpTigers000000


    May 5, 2014
    Kind of a strange question but I'm honestly confused about what my course of action should be here.

    So, I plan on graduating after the fall semester of 2015 (one semester after I planned on graduating, not a big deal). I'm applying to dental school the summer before, so I will find out December '15 if I'm accepted.

    My question is this: Do you think I should try to take some more classes/stretch out that last semester so that I graduate in the spring of '15? The reason I ask this is because what if I graduate in December and then discover that I didn't make it into any schools? My next course of action would be to obviously try to raise my GPA (currently a 3.35 with a bit lower science gpa), but I would have to enroll in a post-bac program to do so. I'd much rather just try to graduate in the spring of 2016 so if I wind up with no offers I can bust my ass that spring to really bump up my gpa for the next cycle.

    Is this a smart idea? Does anyone have a better idea? Kind of confused at the moment.

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  3. Glimmer1991

    Glimmer1991 5+ Year Member

    May 5, 2012
    If you found out you weren't accepted in December (but had already graduated), couldn't you just sign up to take more courses as a non-degree-seeking student in the spring semester?
  4. EatEmUpTigers000000


    May 5, 2014
    I wasn't aware I could do this, but maybe I could! I guess this is something I really have to bring up to a counselor or something to be positive. Thanks!

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