I will definitely work on my GPA first and foremost. I have been reading other people's turnaround stories throughout the threads, esp the "Below 3.0". I'm committing myself to it now. I guess I was very interested in my gpa before, but I wasn't committed!Most schools count the DAT for at least 3 years. My advice would be to take a year off and get that science GPA up to a 3.0 and then stress the upward trend. I applied with a 3.0 sGPA this cycle and I have only gotten 2 rejections but have yet to hear back from my other 11 schools. If you don't want to take a year off your only option is to take those 2 courses next semester and then another 4 this summer. And if you do that you most likely won't get the solid A's that you need. Right now A's are you friends, A-'s are you acquaintances, B+'s are your enemy and anything lower is your down fall so remember that. Lastly you could go into a masters program after you graduate, but that will basically result in you taking 2 years off. Good luck.
PS any course you took with a C- or lower that is a pre-req will have to be retaken
Sadiq I was curious about the same thing. I'm looking thru threads to find an answer, no luck yet.http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=421398Hi,
Iam planning to apply to dental schools around june to get enrolled in fall 2010,so do i have to take DAT exam before i apply?? or can i apply first around june and take exam around august?so that i have the whole summer to study for DAT..or is it compulsary that i should take DAT and send scores around the time i apply?
WOW that seems very difficult to do with that many credits! I currently have 24 credits towards my bcpGPA. I feel I can and will make the switch from this to a 3.0^ average in the next 2yrs. I will most likely apply 2011, after 5 years undergrad.How many credits do you have in your sGPA? I messed mine up horribly while doing engineering.....and I have about 150 quarter units of sGPA at 2.1. I've since taken another 5 years to bring it up. Its doable but if you have to, take the extra years and keep beefing it up. You are already handicapped and only thing you can show them now is that you can come back with a very strong upward trend.