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Who has spent the most on this interview process

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by baracuda, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. baracuda

    baracuda Member 7+ Year Member

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    Oct 18, 2001
    Ok, So I'm looking at my credit card balance and lets say its a little depressing. Just wondering how much money other people have spent so far on this whole dental school application process. so fill the following if you wish:

    AADSAS FEE:
    SECONDARY APP FEES:
    AIR FARE:
    HOTELS:
    PREP COURSES:
    PHONE/MAIL ESPENSES:
    OTHER:

    GRAND TOTAL OF :

    LETS SEE WHO WINS!!!
     
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  3. MsPurtell

    MsPurtell Guest

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    Jun 14, 2001
    I don't have an exact figure.........but it's gotta be in the low thousands. Do we get to deduct this stuff on our taxes????

    Margaret
     
  4. TAL444

    TAL444 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Jan 21, 2002
    Texas
    Roughly 2K overall. I've got a lot of work to do before dental school starts to pay off my credit card.

    TAL444
     
  5. steiner19er

    steiner19er Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Nov 30, 2001
    Calif
    ok, i am anal. I wrote down every stamp I used, every application fee, and every transcript etc.. to the penny. I did this since i spent a ton last year, and had no clue how much i spent. Its not much, i only applied to 5 schools, all in the midwest. Exactly $811.85
     
  6. Bruin2k

    Bruin2k Member 7+ Year Member

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    Dec 12, 2001
    San Francisco, CA
    I spent about 6K. I applied to 15 schools and went to 10 interviews.
     
  7. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    Here are my numbers!

    9 schools with AADSAS: $465.00
    Indiv. school app. fees: $365 total for 8 schools
    2 DAT Testings: $320.00 ($160 each)
    Additional 9 DAT transcripts (between the two DATs): $90.00 ($10.00 each)
    Kaplan DAT course: $900.00
    Air fare: Temple - $240.00, Nova - $240.00
    Other DAT studying materials: $300.00

    Total = $2600.00 thus far

    and it continues.... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

    I know that I won't win this contest, but wow, they sure do add up!!!
     
  8. baracuda

    baracuda Member 7+ Year Member

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    Oct 18, 2001
    I myself spent roughly $4200. Its amazing how they add up. So far Bruin2k has the lead with a smacking 6k!! How are you guys planing on paying this before school starts?
     
  9. Viraj

    Viraj Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Jan 18, 2002
    Boston
    I paid about 6.5K as I applied to 24 schools, and went on for interview in 7 till now, and will be going to 2 more.
     
  10. quantumhead

    quantumhead Verrucas Vulgaris 7+ Year Member

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    Feb 13, 2002
    Richmong, VA
    Wow, I don't feel that bad anymore. I spent about 2 thousand last year and 3 thousand this year. Total of about 5 thousand. Most is on the card, with the new rear diff for the car and the new bearings (same car). My family has helped a little with gifts, but most is coming from me working about 12 hours a day, including weekends. I tell my family that if they want better christmass gifts they better make sure that I get through school! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  11. waiting

    waiting Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Jul 9, 2001
    funny, I was just thinking about this the other day too...

    My estimates:
    Kaplan DAT: $900
    Application fees (15 schools): about $900
    Interview costs (10, but stayed w/friends in some cities, combined some trips): about $2800

    So about $4600 I guess? Wow...I'm not sure I wanted to know that... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     

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