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# GPA question

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For dental schools that look at best 2 years (western, Saskatchewan, etc.) do they take the average of both years, or is there a specific cut off for both years.

My third and fourth year OMSAS GPA: 3.78 and 3.85 Average: 3.82

Is this gpa good enough, or I should take a 5th year to improve. I’m taking the DAT in Nov, so I am wondering whether to take another year or focus all my time studying for the DAT.

Thank you.

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depends on how many A+s and As you have in those averages. Calculate in %s.

http://www.ouac.on.ca/docs/omsas/c_omsas_b.pdf to convert for western

A+ = 93%

A = 88%

A- = 83%

B+ = 78%

B = 75%

B- = 73%

C+ = 68%

C = 65%

C- = 63%

D+ = 58%

D = 55%

You should need around a 88 for both sask and uwo. sask may be higher cause you will be OOP. DAT AA of 20/21 for both western and sask. carving ~20, PAT 20+, RC 20+.

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On my UofT transcript I receive both a grade and percentage for each course. On there my average percentage for year 3 and 4 is 86.3 and 86.4.

A+ = 93%

A = 88%

A- = 83%

B+ = 78%

B = 75%

B- = 73%

C+ = 68%

C = 65%

C- = 63%

D+ = 58%

D = 55%

When I used the above scale, for year 3 I got 88% and for year 4 I got 87%. So should I do a 5th year to increase my grade even more or just focus on the dat.

Also, is the above scale used for all dentistry schools in Canada?

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that GPA might be good enough for alberta and u manitoba and maybe BC-depending on your 3rd best year. But i Dont believe u have a good chance at UWO. But since they are not accepting 2nd/3rd years (who most likely have higher GPA's) you might have a chance.

Just my opinion.

and no, all schools have their own grading system and how to convert grades.

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that GPA might be good enough for alberta and u manitoba and maybe BC-depending on your 3rd best year. But i Dont believe u have a good chance at UWO. But since they are not accepting 2nd/3rd years (who most likely have higher GPA's) you might have a chance.

Just my opinion.

and no, all schools have their own grading system and how to convert grades.

Doesn't Western take your best 2 years. I thought 87.5 is good enough for UWO.

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