I am posting a message for those frustrated and not-so-confident predental students with low GPAs hoping to get into dental school...DON"T GIVE UP and don't get down on yourself. I graduated from Penn State a few years ago in a major that had nothing to do with dentistry (even though I did fill some of my electives with some general biology and chemistry classes). Needless to say I had a low GPA ~2.7 or else I wouldn't be posting this. Anyway it wasn't 'till after graduation I wanted to become a dentist. Like many of you out there wih low GPAs I thought it was impossible...but I trucked on anyway. I took some science courses at a local university and I took the DAT for the 1st time (18/19). I applied to several dental schools last year and rightfully so noone accepted me. After the smoke cleared I contacted a couple of the dental schools and asked them what I could do to make myself a better applicant. They recommended to take several additional classes and retake the DAT...so I took there advice. I did very well in the classes and earned a 21/20 on the DATs. I reapplied this year and got into 2 schools. My advice to those with low GPAs is to contact some of the schools that didn't accept you and ask them what you can do. Make yourself known to them and make them aware of your accomplishments (ex: email them after you got two A's in classes they recommended you to take). Word of advice don't overdo it though and hassle them. Most importantly don't whine like some of these people do in here, like they are not getting a fair shot. You have no room for error this late in the game but it can be done and make the most of opportunities that arise. Don't let anyone get to you and don't be intimidated by these people who post their stats of 3.75 GPA and 28/26 DAT scores...I garuntee you 80% of them are B.S.ing anyway...I don't know it's something smart kids who have complexes and no lives do <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> . Good luck!