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took DAT today. Not happy with score

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by lazyindy, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. lazyindy

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    Hey guys,

    So I just took the DAT today and this is my breakdown:

    PAT: 21
    QR: 20
    RC: 22
    BIO: 21
    CHEM: 20
    ORGO: 21

    TS: 20
    AA: 21

    while some may think these are decent enough for an acceptance, the problem is that my GPA is 3.45 and I am sort of a late applicant (e-submitted 2 weeks ago). How long do you have to wait till you can take the DAT again? and are my chances really hindered by these stats?
     
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  2. FeralisExtremum

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    You have to wait 90 days before retaking. I don't think your chances are hindered, an AA of 21 is above average for accepted students.
     
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  3. matardug

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    You are not late by any means. I applied last year with a 23AA and 3.39 GPA to 9 schools, 4 pre dec interviews, and I'm a D1 now.
     
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  4. enamel88

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    Did you apply early August? Great AA btw!
     
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  5. byahnoob

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    When I first read the thread title, "damn this student must've gotten a 15". :grumpy:
    When I clicked the thread and saw your score. "WHAT THE F*CK, ARE YOU KIDDING ME." :mad::mad::eek::eek::yeahright::yeahright:

    GREAT SCORES. job well done. You'll def. get interviews + acceptances.
    Dont retake
     
  6. BetaHelix

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    We all know the feeling after we hit submit... (Dang I could have done a bit better) reality is you did a great job and should be sufficient for interviews. I wish you all the luck!
     
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    @enamel88 I had my application completely finished mid to late August. So you'll be fine :)
     
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    Your score is good enough to apply dental schools.
     
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    lazyindy

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    haha well the overachiever is strong in me I guess. Thanks for the encouragement guys! :)
     
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