jankodejenko

2+ Year Member
Aug 25, 2015
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Pre-Dental
Pre-dental post bacc

1. College GPAs
-Community college - 3.95 gpa
-UCLA (transferred) - 2.3 gpa, BA anthropology
-Total GPA - 3.1
  • Science courses taken - calc 3a (grade: A @ cc), calc 3b (grade: B @ucla), calc 3c (D+ @ucla), chem 14a (D+ @ ucla)


2. Extracurriculars:
- 900+ hours volunteer private dental practice
- music producer/DJ - hollywood night club, frat parties, local, etc.
- international medical/dental brigade in Panama
-bone marrow transplant donor recruiter (2 + years)

3. work experiences
- tutor
-waiter
-music festival/car show set up
 
May 6, 2015
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Pre-Dental
You don't have to take those official post-bacc programs. Since you have like no science classes, just go back to UCLA and take all your science pre-req classes as an unofficial post-bacc. Then, take your DAT and see where you stand from there.
 

darknightzzz

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Aug 4, 2014
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Orange, CA
Status
Pre-Dental
Pre-dental post bacc

1. College GPAs
-Community college - 3.95 gpa
-UCLA (transferred) - 2.3 gpa, BA anthropology
-Total GPA - 3.1
  • Science courses taken - calc 3a (grade: A @ cc), calc 3b (grade: B @ucla), calc 3c (D+ @ucla), chem 14a (D+ @ ucla)


2. Extracurriculars:
- 900+ hours volunteer private dental practice
- music producer/DJ - hollywood night club, frat parties, local, etc.
- international medical/dental brigade in Panama
-bone marrow transplant donor recruiter (2 + years)

3. work experiences
- tutor
-waiter
-music festival/car show set up
this is like the 4th thread made by you that you asked the same topic over and over again. and people give you same advice over and over again. why do you do this?

some people said 2.3 GPA at UCLA from 3.9 GPA at CC may be severely frowned upon and in another thread you posted you got distracted and went out party too much (yea I hope I lived my college life like you did) and you also posted you are (proud?) you still made that GPA and graduate considering the amount of time you put in your classes and how much time you spent on EC (partying, frat, and what not). Although your overall GPA now is 3.1, the high drop at UCLA vs CC is already a huge block against you. Dental School have this stigma against CC courses because of grade inflation (though im sure some CC courses are tough as heck and on the same par as university courses) but your record just enhance the stigma of dental school

and given you haven't taken any science courses in 4 5 years, going back to taking a bunch of science courses may back fire. but what do i know? im just a predent.

UCLA tuition may be very expensive. you can look into cal state classes and take your science classes there.

1st thread made by you
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/overall-gpa-3-1-no-sciences-post-bacc-or-second-degree.1158069/

Summary: I was distracted at ucla and believe i can do well if i don't go out so much.

2nd thread: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/post-bacc-2nd-bacc-for-pre-dental.1158320/

Summary: same suggestions like first

3rd thread: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/recommended-universities-post-bacc-2nd-bachelors.1158321/

Summary: same suggestion
 
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jankodejenko

jankodejenko

2+ Year Member
Aug 25, 2015
288
13
Status
Pre-Dental
this is like the 4th thread made by you that you asked the same topic over and over again. and people give you same advice over and over again. why do you do this?

some people said 2.3 GPA at UCLA from 3.9 GPA at CC may be severely frowned upon and in another thread you posted you got distracted and went out party too much (yea I hope I lived my college life like you did) and you also posted you are (proud?) you still made that GPA and graduate considering the amount of time you put in your classes and how much time you spent on EC (partying, frat, and what not). Although your overall GPA now is 3.1, the high drop at UCLA vs CC is already a huge block against you. Dental School have this stigma against CC courses because of grade inflation (though im sure some CC courses are tough as heck and on the same par as university courses) but your record just enhance the stigma of dental school

and given you haven't taken any science courses in 4 5 years, going back to taking a bunch of science courses may back fire. but what do i know? im just a predent.

UCLA tuition may be very expensive. you can look into cal state classes and take your science classes there.

1st thread made by you
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/overall-gpa-3-1-no-sciences-post-bacc-or-second-degree.1158069/

Summary: I was distracted at ucla and believe i can do well if i don't go out so much.

2nd thread: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/post-bacc-2nd-bacc-for-pre-dental.1158320/

Summary: same suggestions like first

3rd thread: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/recommended-universities-post-bacc-2nd-bachelors.1158321/

Summary: same suggestion
thanks!