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UOP Admission Question?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Yah-E, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    I have heard that UOP weighs DAT scores a lot more than cumulative GPAs in the admissions process, is this true? (I've talked to Kristin Short from UOP about this concern, but the only thing she tells me is to be patient! AND I CAN'T, I'M TOO EXCITED!!) If so, does any other dental schools that you know employ the same selection factor?

    I know that, obviously, if you have > 3.0 cumulative GPAs, you should be fine, but for those of us who has low cumulative GPAs, will good DAT scores (20/23) be enough to earn us interviews and ultimately an admission at UOP or other schools?

    Other schools in question:


    If you have true stories of friends who have gotten in or have been invited for interviews mostly because of their DAT scores, please share! Or if you have first hand info. from current applicants or admission coordinators/directors that can attest for this "DAT over GPA" selection factor, please share also!

    Now that all the schools (listed above) has my complete AADSAS application, I'm starting to get anxious to see if I will get an interview somewhere or at all!!! Watch it'll be the end of March, you guys will still see me on this forum posting Qs about where are my INTERVIEWS?!!!

    Any comments or stories will be great, thanks guys!

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  3. Buckyball

    Buckyball Play with my "Buckyballs" 7+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Hi Yah-zzz,

    I did not hear the same thing, because I'm waiting on them as well, and my DAT is much more reflective of my abilities than my GPA (if you know what I mean!).

    I got into Columbia, in my opinion, based on my DATs and my extracurriculars. My GPA is decent, but nothing spectacular. But, it's good if you have an upward trend which causes your GPA to jump a lot (i.e. getting low 2's in first and second year, but getting closer to 4's in your final years.)

    Not much more I can tell you though. Keep waiting, make sure they have all the information, because my application was delayed by AADSAS for no apparent reason (which, I believe hurt me because I don't know my status at some schools yet).

    I believe if you had good DATs, Columbia, BU, and Nova will look at them in high regard (these are the only schools I interviewed, and this was the impression I got from the schools).

    Good luck!!

  4. tinker bell

    tinker bell 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2001
    vallejo, CA

    When did the person you knew with a 2.9 GPA got into ucla? Did that happen last year or years and ages ago?

  5. StarGirl

    StarGirl ..... 10+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2001
    two years ago! see we all have a chance still! he got in March or April! yay for us <img src="graemlins/clappy.gif" border="0" alt="[Clappy]" />
  6. Stanford Fencer

    Stanford Fencer Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2001
    San Francisco
    Hi stargirl

    have you had your interview at columbia yet?
  7. StarGirl

    StarGirl ..... 10+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2001
    nope not yet, february

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