prophyprincess

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I only applied to the three Texas schools but am slowly regretting it. Would it be smart for me to apply to about 5 oos schools and submit the app by this weekend or should I just chill out??

My stats are
oGPA: 3.51
sGPA: 3.28
20 DAT, 16 QR/24 BIO/21 PAT
200 volunteer
80 shadow
Research
Dental Assistant

.... HELP!!


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LuckBloodandSweat

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I only applied to the three Texas schools but am slowly regretting it. Would it be smart for me to apply to about 5 oos schools and submit the app by this weekend or should I just chill out??

My stats are
oGPA: 3.51
sGPA: 3.28
20 DAT, 16 QR/24 BIO/21 PAT
200 volunteer
80 shadow
Research
Dental Assistant

.... HELP!!


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Depends on how much of an issue the money is. Texas is ridiculously competitive. While your stats are decent I'm not sure how you'll fare OOS. I yoloed and applied to Texas but I doubt I'll even get an interview.

Edit: I didn't realize you were in-state. I think you implied it and it went over my head! I'm such a dimwitted little boy. I think you're fine for Texas and OOS... I'm sorry :(
 
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pgex2t

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It would be smart to do so, yes.
 
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A&M COD D4
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I only applied to the three Texas schools but am slowly regretting it. Would it be smart for me to apply to about 5 oos schools and submit the app by this weekend or should I just chill out??

My stats are
oGPA: 3.51
sGPA: 3.28
20 DAT, 16 QR/24 BIO/21 PAT
200 volunteer
80 shadow
Research
Dental Assistant

.... HELP!!


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It's still extremely early in the application cycle. Don't panic. you can apply to some OOS though if you're feeling nervous.
 
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Charles_Darwin

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You don't have to add more schools and there's a chance you'd be fine, but if I were you I'd feel more comfortable adding more schools! That's just me though, I'd be too stressed that I didn't apply to enough schools. Good luck :)
 
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redhotchiligochu

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Depends on how much of an issue the money is. Texas is ridiculously competitive. While your stats are decent I'm not sure how you'll fare OOS. I yoloed and applied to Texas but I doubt I'll even get an interview.
LOL! Haven't used that word used since back in 2011. Good times.

Anyway, to OP, you should be fine with 3. I was very close to applying to Texas schools via TMDSAS, but decided not to, because in general Texans happen to be very insular. I might apply for residency there after dental school, might be a better chance that way if you want to practice dentistry in Texas.
 
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prophyprincess

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Thank you everyone!!! My justification earlier this summer when making this decision was that gaining one more year of being a dentist if I applied oos was not financially better, nor was me moving so far away from my family worth it. I just fear May coming and me thinking "well I thought I was going to get in" and then not having a spot. The application waiting cycle is crazy hard when you want to be a dentist so badly!!!!!!!!!


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