Hello everyone. I was very happy to find a bulletin board service like this. I attend Baylor University in Texas. I am a senior with a year and a half till I graduate. I am an economics major (Don't know why, but I liked it). But, I want to attend one of the three dental schools here in Texas. I have taken almost all of the prerequisite classes for dental school. One more upper level chemistry and one biology to go. Anyway, here is my dilemma. My overall GPA isn't all that great, 2.9-3.1 range. But my sciences are weak. I'd say 2.5-2.7 range. The thing is is that I am awful at Physics; made a D in the first Physics Course and made a B the second time I retook that class. Last semester, I took the second physics course and made a D Should I retake that course? I know that physics is not required on the DAT, but should I do it over for admission's sake. I really hate physics.I also made a D in genetics and retook it and made a C. Is there hope for me? I am not the smartest student, perse, but work really hard. Secondly, what other advice do you have for me to get into dental school? Here is what I've got going for me: I plan on taking a Kaplan prep course next semester. My father is a CDT dental technician and has taught me some basics like waxing and what not and I plan on learning more. I have lined up a job as a dental office clerk with perks of shadowing one of the associate dentists for next semester. I like working with my hands and building model cars. I volunteered 100+ hours mentoring with at risk/low income children and tutoring adults to get their GED. My cousin is a alumnus of one of the dental school here in Texas (Baylor College of Dentistry.) Here are some knocks against me. I am afraid of standardize test even when I study months prior to the exam. My grades are not wonderful. Sometimes, I get too busy with undergrad stuff to worry about the entrance stuff. I haven't yet written a mission statement, or anything of the sort. What do you think my chances are of getting in? What advice can you give me? Thanks for your time.