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Took DAT today! My chances?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by doctoob, Jul 12, 2012.

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  1. doctoob

    doctoob 2+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    Took my DAT today.
    PA 21
    QR 14
    RC 18
    Bio 20
    Gen Chem 19
    O Chem 20
    Total science 19
    Acadamic Avg. 18

    what are my chances? My gpa is 3.3 science, overall 3.2. I am applying to 21 schools tonight? should I take the exam again? I applied last year with lower scores in Sepetember and didnt get even one call for an interview. Please help... I am so confused. :oops:
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  3. Blue87Fiero

    Blue87Fiero 2+ Year Member

    Sep 21, 2010
    That's a tough call you have a kind of low GPA and a kind of low AA for you DAT. Do you have really good LOR, EC, upward trend or are you URM. Sorry I cant offer any solid advice....if it was me, which I have none of the previously mentioned attributes, I would consider a retake.

    What ever you choose good luck this cycle
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012
  4. jeffity

    jeffity 7+ Year Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Math isn't your thing, huh? You improved on everything but dropped a point in math. The good news is that QR is low in the totem pole. But I don't know if 18/19/21 is enough to hide that.

    What else has changed on your app since last cycle? Applying before September is a plus.
  5. mario0923

    mario0923 5+ Year Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Did you improve in each DAT section?
    I am not sure but even though dental schools care less QR scores, 14 is way lower than the cutline score which is I believe 17 in many schools. And you don't have any impressing section and your gpa is considered low...
    do you have any other things that make you competitive other than the DAT and gpa?
  6. anthonys


    May 26, 2012
    You are prob in the same shoes as me.
    I already applied early in June and am in first batch with similar DAT as yours

    Bio: 21
    GC: 21
    OC: 25
    RC: 15
    QC: 22

    Masters in Biomedical Sciences: 3.86
    Low Undergrad GPA around 3.0

    BUT hey! Let's :xf:
  7. theleatherwalle

    theleatherwalle 5+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    anthony you are in good shape

    To the other guy

    I highly suggest you retake the DAT. Your GPA is on the lower side. I would aim for a 20 or above to make up for your lower GPA.
  8. little Buddy

    little Buddy 2+ Year Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    I had slightly better stats than you last cycle and only received two interviews. Retake and destory the dat and anything under a 21 AA will hold you back.
  9. kkabme

    kkabme 5+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    Omg Anthony, you're just like me esp on RC (16). My AA is 20 and TS is 21. sGPA is 3.3. I didn't do masters so I don't even know if I even have a chance.

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