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Chances at Dental School With a Low GPA? ⠀


Students reviewing chances at dental school
So what are the possibilities?

Everyone take a deep a BREATH!⠀⠀⠀

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✨ Should you put off applying?⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Depends on how low it is. You’re competing against really impressive applicants. GPA on the other hand is not everything. If you feel your 3.0 still needs to be heard because of your killer DAT, incredible essay, and other unique aspects of your application, you’re probably right! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

✨ Do you have a low GPA with an upward trend? ⠀⠀⠀⠀

One thing is bombing undergrad consistently until the day you graduate for no reason, and another thing is having a bad start that puts you in a GPA hole that is too hard to climb out of despite solid improvement. Having a bad start and excelling afterwards for a consistent amount of semesters, is key. Having a reason for it and explaining how you GREW from that point, is even more important.⠀⠀⠀⠀

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✨ Have you identified the reason for your low GPA? ⠀⠀⠀⠀

Be honest! It’s important to identify this because dental school takes WORK. I dislike the word “smart.” The reality comes down to, how much work are you putting in for your abilities? Is this what you really want or is this what your parents want? Did you improve and become a grea