What is my chance of getting into dental school?

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  1. Dentistry321

    Dentistry321 Junior Member
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    Hi, everyone.

    My Gpa is 3.3 and science gpa 3.11.
    My DAT score = academic 21
    PAT 19
    Science 19
    Research work experience 2 yrs.
    Dental office work 20hrs.


    I am thinking of applying to columbia and upenn boston, tufts, uwashington, and temple.

    What is my chance of getting into these schools?
    Also, I feel like I have little dental work experience. How much more should I do and will it affect whether i get accepted or not?

    Please let me know.


    thank you.

    Dentistry 321
     
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  3. Star Babe

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    95% u get into boston and Tufts... i don't know about other schools!!
     
  4. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA
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    You numbers are pretty decent...however you should try to get some more experience in the dental field. 20 hours won't cut it. I think Tufts has a requirment of hours..i'm not sure. I would aim for around 80-100 at least. You want to show them that you know what you are getting yourself into.

    Research is great, if it is dental research it is even better for UPENN and UWashington.

    Good luck,

    DesiDentist

    PS: Are you applying for this year? do you know that UWashington's deadline was November 1 for AADSAS?
     
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    Hi,

    As Desi said, your grades are decent; but i think you are kind of late in the cycle. even if you send in your application tonight, the schools won't get it till early Jan 2003 and the earliest they can review your file is mid or late Jan and by that time at least 80% of the sopts in each schools is already taken. so, you will be having much less chance and competing with more applicants. Also, most schools have their deadlines around that time too...(Jan-March)
    you do have chance of getting in this cycle, but i think it is about 20%!
    Save yoruself some stress and money, get some more dental experience and apply in 6 months..then, you have at least 90% chance of getting in..
    thats what i would do...
     
  6. Dentistry321

    Dentistry321 Junior Member
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    Thank you for the early replies.

    I guess this year is too late for me.. according to your replies.
    I should have done more research on what dentistry is about.

    I am planning to do more dentistry work.

    I really want to go to University of washington or columbia.

    What is the average score to get into those schools?

    Would I have a chance if I apply next year?
     
  7. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA
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    Hi Dentistry321,

    UWashington's deadline has already passed. The deadline for the AADSAS is Nov. 1, you must take your DAT by Oct. 31 the year of application. Last year UW's stats were:

    3.6 gpa/3.55 science 21/21 DAT

    They also love well rounded students with more than just grades. I have my interview next week right after Turkey Day. I just hope I can fit into my suit right after.

    As for Columbia their stats are are about 3.3-3.4 gpa and 21 DATs as well.

    UW also takes predominately instate residents...are you from WAshington?

    Hope this helps.

    DesiDentist
     
  8. ramz

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    hi

    i applied to UPENN, thats it one school, in january and guess what??..... got in! i would apply if i were u.

    p.s. i DID NOT have a 4.0
    plus my canadian DAT scores were not out by the time my interview happened :)

    cheers
     

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