Who to send DAT scores to?

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edkNARF

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I understand that when one signs up to take the DAT, you have to decide what schools you would like your scores sent to. This may be a dumb question, but can you send scores after you have taken the test? If so, how? I don't want to send out scores until I know what they are.
 

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I'm not exactly sure how this works. But if you don't check any schools then they most likely won't send the scores. But if you take the DAT a second time they will send the scores of both tests! So there is no point in not sending them the first time. Hope this helps! :D
 

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Originally posted by edkNARF
This may be a dumb question, but can you send scores after you have taken the test? If so, how? I don't want to send out scores until I know what they are.

When registering for the DAT, don't check any schools to receive your scores. Then, after the DAT, hurry and fill out this form: https://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/dat/online/addtranscript.asp

...with the schools you want to receive your scores. Adding the schools after you have taken the test is more expensive, however.
 

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Part of your DAT application fee, $165, includes sending your scores to 5 dental schools (and you have to make the choices at the time of registeration. If you do not choose any schools you will still have to pay the same amount). However, if you want to score the scores to addition schools after the DAT has been taken, you can do so at the price of $15/school. This request can be made here:

https://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/dat/online/addtranscript.asp
 

edkNARF

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Is it really detrimental to my application to have it sent right after? Where the scores will be sent depends on what the scores are. I am planning on taking the DAT in early/mid May, will that be enough time. I don't mind paying later to send the scores out.
 

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Originally posted by edkNARF
Is it really detrimental to my application to have it sent right after? Where the scores will be sent depends on what the scores are. I am planning on taking the DAT in early/mid May, will that be enough time. I don't mind paying later to send the scores out.

The schools get a record of ALL the times you've taken your DAT score. Even if you do bad and you take it again, the schools will get the scores of the first test.

IMO, send the scores out the first time so that you won't have to spend extra money to send them out again. Send them to the schools you really want to try to get into.
 

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Originally posted by ziptree
The schools get a record of ALL the times you've taken your DAT score. Even if you do bad and you take it again, the schools will get the scores of the first test.

IMO, send the scores out the first time so that you won't have to spend extra money to send them out again. Send them to the schools you really want to try to get into.

edkNARF:

Dude, stop freeking and listen to ziptree and I, we have both made very good points.(see my other post above) If you take the DAT a couple of times and don't like your score you are not obligated to send them. But when you get a score that you like and send them, the schools with get reports from all tests taken! There is no point in not sending scores, you will just be waisting money. The schools will see the bad tests and the good, no matter what you do. The way in which they view this is a totally different story though.
 

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Hi,
Iam planning to apply to dental schools around june to get enrolled in fall 2010,so do i have to take DAT exam before i apply?? or can i apply first around june and take exam around august?so that i have the whole summer to study for DAT..or is it compulsary that i should take DAT and send scores around the time i apply?
 
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