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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by DentJess, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. DentJess

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    Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum :) I have a question about my year off. I am planning to submit my app, but I still want to take community college classes during the break before d-school. Do the d-schools count the classes you take during that year into your gpa? Thanks :luck:
     
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  3. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

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    I was told by d-school admin that they do. Taking them at a cc might cause you some problems though.
     
  4. DentJess

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    Why might taking community college classes cause some problems?:confused:
     
  5. xdianaax

    xdianaax In memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Some schools don't like classes from a community college, that's why he said it might give you some problems.
     
  6. americanpierg

    americanpierg Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    time off? is that the normal timeline, i always thought it was to apply at the end of the junior year, get accepted senior year, start summer of senior year.
     
  7. DentJess

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    Well, I'm applying at the end of my senior year so I will have a year off.
     
  8. shamrock2006

    shamrock2006 5+ Year Member

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    time off is actually pretty common. I took a year off. Many go to dschool in the later 20s and well beyond. and some actually go after 2 yrs of undergrad if they are in a joint 6 yr program w/ the school...or as I like to call them...uber-fortunate
     
  9. PrincessDMD

    PrincessDMD Banned Banned

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    I have always wondered about people getting into dental school at 19. How do they do it?? how do you get acceptance into that kind of programs?




     
  10. shamrock2006

    shamrock2006 5+ Year Member

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    some schools w/ dschools have programs like this...you basically just apply for it out of high school..if you get in you just have to meet minimum requirements in order to get accepted...or to at least have a really good shot at being accepted.
     
  11. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I met a kid saturday who's 19 and starting at UoP this year. Kind of shy, but seems like a really smart kid.
     
  12. PrincessDMD

    PrincessDMD Banned Banned

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    cool, I wish I knew this when I was in high school! lol.. So it is proberly base on your SAT and GPA in high school then?



     
  13. shamrock2006

    shamrock2006 5+ Year Member

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    From what I can tell..there's already about 5 people in my class that are/were in this program. Gonna be a young group apparently:laugh:
     
  14. Pilot Mike

    Pilot Mike 2+ Year Member

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    Not anymore :)
     

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