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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by rszam, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. rszam

    rszam 2+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2008
    So I need some sincere advice on this matter

    I am a rising senior with a 3.8 GPA, and a pretty solid application past that (great research, volunteering, shadowing, etc).

    I was planning on studying very hard for the next 2 months and take the DAT in mid-August.

    Certain things have come up however...and although I could probably still study for the next 2 months, I was thinking of delaying my applying until next year and my family wants me to as well.

    I would then spend from now until next May or so studying regularly for the DAT and try to pull off an amazing score (~25 God-Willing), finish my bio degree, and try to improve my application.

    If this does happen, what would be my chance of getting a scholarship with these high stats? I am thinking that this would make up for the year off. Any other benefits?

    I kindly request your thoughts, thanks
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  3. blankguy

    blankguy 7+ Year Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    Scholarship is depending on your academics I don't think delaying one year will matter.
  4. cherr1pop

    cherr1pop 5+ Year Member

    May 24, 2007
    I think you'll be fine. Isn't the average age for entering dental school student something like 26-7 anyway? Try taking addition upper division biology courses while you're finishing up your degree. They'll not only strengthen your application, they will also help you on the DAT. (I took biochemistry last semester and I think it's helped me understand more concepts and such of the biology section.)
  5. rszam

    rszam 2+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2008
    are scholarships for dental school even existent?

    if so...what do you have to have to get one?
  6. rszam

    rszam 2+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2008
    I know of one guy who got a med school scholarship because of a 42 MCAT

    any details for dental school scholarships?
  7. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    If you can get a 3.8/24, good chance.

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