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What's your plan if you get rejected?

joonkimdds

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I am sorry for starting this depressing thread.

But as much as it sounds depressing, my mind is so confused.

I am keep thinking 'what if I don't get accepted, what's my future going to be like?'

I studied for last 4 yrs, hopping to become a dentist, my parents and friends expectation is very high, and I just don't know what I can do if I get rejected.

Bio classes were fun and it definitely helped me to come this far but I think science job besides dental field is just not for me.

I just want to hear what other people have for their back up plan.
 

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it's not so bad to work for a year while reapplying. This way you can make some money, "mature", have some more fun, and save money to ease the burden of the debt you'll incur in dental school.
 
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joonkimdds

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I am already done with bachelor's degree and have more than enough credits. I think taking more classes will only make me lose time and money especially if it doesn't increase my chance of acceptance. And I think it will feel even more depressing if I get rejected even after taking more classes.

So I guess I have no other choice but to work while reapplying, but I heard that it's really hard to find good paying biology job.
 

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If I don't get in I am going to re-examine my situation. I will probably talk to some people to see if my application is even worth anything or maybe I should just give up. If they say to keep going for it than I will most likely take on a masters program while re-applying. I will retake the DAT's, because I think they hurt me a bit this time, and I will give it another go. I am :xf: for good news after Dec 12th so that I don't have to worry about this. Heres hoping!!!!
 

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If you get rejected the best thing to do is call the admissions office and ask to speak to someone about how to improve your application for the next cycle. I would wait till the march april time to call as they will be busy for a while.

Last year I found over half the schools I was rejected from were helpful to assess my application or just flat out tell me why I was denied. Best thing was I went to my state school and sat down with one of the admissions people and we talked for about an hour on the different things I could do to improve the application. However there were some schools who just wouldn't tell me a thing so don't be surprised if they blow you off, then again I made sure not to reapply to those schools.

I rather hear it from the horses mouth than present my stats here and hope the people on SDN point me the right way. SDN is a great resource but make sure to use all your resources.
 
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