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Which is better? higher TS or AA

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by waitingame, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. waitingame

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    I was just wondering what you guys thought would be better having a higher TS vs AA example TS:19 and AA: 18 or an TS:18 and AA:19. I know its really not that big of a difference but wasnt sure which would be better. I would assume it would be better to have a higher TS since science courses is basically all we take in dental school.
     
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    TS 18, AA 19 may be better IMO. While TS18 and AA19 show that you probably got avg score of 19~20 for RC and QR, TS 19 and AA 18 show that the avg was about 17 or less.
     
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    Agree! AA 19 and TS 18 is better than TS19 and AA18. Schools use AA to calculate the students standing along with GPAs, not TS.
     
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    How do you know this is true and what exactly do you mean by it
     
  5. ttom

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    I'm not basing my claim on all schools since each school has its own formula. For example San Antonio is using: [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    [science GPA x DAT-A Score/30 x 4 + Overall GPA] x 50 = Overall Score.
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    Of course not all schools are the same, and most of them will not disclose that information. Another example is the waitlist.
     
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    ttom - so based on your post this school doesnt even look at PAT or TS?
    Does anyone else have formulas to share?
     
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  7. ttom

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    O no, they(all dental schools) do look at PAT and TS. Even though San Antonio do not list PA and TS in their formula, you don't want to bomb those sections.
    I think Baylor and San Antonio pretty much throw out the PAT score(though it might changed since I applied).
    It's just that AA is more important. AA tells if the person is well rounded, whereas TS is only for sciences.
     
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    I don't know about San Antonio. But I am sure Baylor doesn't care about PAT score.
     
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    I dont think any of the school in Texas cares bout the PAT, and most do not care about the QR portion either. Us Texans are lucky :D!
     
  10. eldirty

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    are all of you guys from texas? does anyone know about schools outside of TX
     
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