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Thoughts On The November 2016 Dat Exam

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I found it easy as well, and I too think it was becuase I've written the MCAT so many time and have practived VR (or CARS) more than I'd like even though i was never good at it, just decent.

 

I think it went excellent becuase I combined strategies that worked for me in particular. Only time will tell...

 

P.S. Studying and writing the DAT, no matter if i did good or bad on it, is a walk in the park compared to the new MCAT

 

 

ok this makes me feel better

 

yeah i was never good at VR so i was scared this section would be similar to that, thank god it wasnt

 

everything about the dat is better except the longer wait to get scores back. like wtf

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ok this makes me feel better

 

yeah i was never good at VR so i was scared this section would be similar to that, thank god it wasnt

 

everything about the dat is better except the longer wait to get scores back. like wtf

It should be out within the next two weeks, not too far away now!

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Doesn't UWO just look at RC as a cutoff? Or does higher RC give better chances? 

 

The better your RC score, the better your AA so it'll help you for post-interview. As for pre-interview, the only cutoff per say is an 18 RC and 80% GPA in your best 2 years.

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The better your RC score, the better your AA so it'll help you for post-interview. As for pre-interview, the only cutoff per say is an 18 RC and 80% GPA in your best 2 years.

Is ABS 20% then? Where does it say that? 

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Is ABS 20% then? Where does it say that? 

 

What I meant was that the only two hard cutoffs put in place by UWO pre-interview is an RC score of 18/30 and minimum 80% GPA over your best two years. I didn't mean to say GPA is worth 80% of your pre-interview score. 

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wait, you only need an RC score of 18 or over along with an 80% GPA to be guaranteed an interview?

 

im confused

 

having a higher RC score doesnt increase your chances of getting an interview?

Since uwo added the ABS last year, it changed the way people were invited for interviews. You are not guaranteed an interview with an RC 18 or minimum 80% GPA but as opposed to previous years, you can apply knowing that your application can be looked at since they added the ABS to showcase personal qualities and ECs. There were people interviewed with a GPA of 83% and people rejected with GPAs in the high 80s (similar with RC scores). You can contact the admissions office for more information on this, they can provide more clarity. Sorry for the confusion

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I think the assumption is it'll be released within next 7 days since the last two years it came out around the 10th. Tbh it shouldn't even take this long. If they removed the useless MDT they could release scores faster.

True. I think they changed their website description, though. In previous years they wrote that scores would be released between 6-8 weeks, but now it just says 8 weeks. In that case we wouldn't be getting them until closer to January! Crazy. You'd think less and less people are taking the MDT every year, which is less for them to grade and earlier score return. Oh well, the waiting continues I guess

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need to know my score to determine how much effort to put into my western personal statement tbh

 

A word to the wise: You should put a lot of effort into your personal statement, regardless of your score. 

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A word to the wise: You should put a lot of effort into your personal statement, regardless of your score. 

 

Shouldn't this go without saying. If you really want dentistry that any component of the process is treated seriously?

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