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When are you planning to take DAT for 08 cycle?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by rusky, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. rusky

    rusky 7+ Year Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Just curious if most of you are taking it in May or later?
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  3. Fonz

    Fonz 7+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    took it a couple weeks ago
  4. dmd2011

    dmd2011 Random Hero 5+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    i would suggest that everyone here who is applying for the 08 cycle start studying ASAP and not wait until summer even though many SDNers take the DAT the summer they are applying. the reason being that the people who have already taken it are at a tremendous advantage because schools will receive their completed applications very early in the cycle. take Case for example, they start sending interview invites in july and begin interviews in august. by september Case was filled for interviews through feb. read posts from the previous cycle and you will see that some ppl with very high stats did not get interviews at Case (and other schools) because they waited until later in the summer to take the DAT. doing well is important but so is getting your application in early, so start preparing now.
  5. sarah_bellum

    sarah_bellum ^ ban pls. Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    I took it three weeks ago.
  6. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    april 25
  7. purduephigam

    purduephigam SuPurdueper Member 2+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2006

    The one problem I see here is that you keep referring to Case. I'm not quite sure you're aware that every school has a different agenda. For instance, my state schools give out two days of interviews, and the other doesn't begin the interview process until October. I am also certain that many private schools continue interviewing through April and bits of May. I'm not sure if you were admitted this cycle or not because your handle conflicts with your post.

    Anyways, for the original poster and all the others out there, you can't just take the DAT say 4 weeks from now just to get it over with. You need to set a study schedule for yourself and feel confident about the material. I had to delay my DAT from August to October due to being burned out as well as conflicts with graduate school and I was accepted to my number one. Though I don't recommend this to people out there, I would certainly see it acceptable to have your AADSAS application submitted by June as well as your DAT taken in the June to July months. Remember just because your file is the first one sitting on the door step of your dental schools doesn't mean you'll get interviewed right away. So those of you that are breaking your backs to get the DAT done before the summer, I commend you; but for those that just don't see it happening until June or July, don't stress about it AT ALL.
  8. stevenweng

    stevenweng New Member 2+ Year Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    I took it this last Tuesday. I plan to have my application and materials in as soon as the 2008 cycle begins in 1.5-2 months, reason being that I'm already a senior in college and I really need to know before next summer what I'm doing the following fall.

    These biology degrees aren't worth much out in the real world if you just have a bachelors, so I'm hoping to get into dental school in 2009 so I'll only be living at minimum wage for one year. :eek:

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