Show and tell isn’t just for elementary school anymore – it turns out it can have a HUGE impact on your personal statement.

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Bolstering your application by incorporating several, or all, of these suggestions will transform you from numbers and letters on a page into a substantial and competitive candidate.

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Dental School Requirements: What’s a Good GPA?

Hey everyone! Ben Frederick here. I asked Kyle Smith (aka @askaDDSstudent) to put together some information on dental school requirements, specifically GPA. There’s a lot of great stuff in this article, so be sure to take a look. Required GPA for Dental School Admission One time. Only once, in the entire process of interviewing, attending 4 years of dental school, applying for associateships, and during my tenure as an associate dentist (almost 6 months as of writing this), have I been asked what my GPA was. The person who asked? A patient during my fourth year of dental school while discussing what my plan was after graduation. Many pre-dental students have asked me over the years what a “good” GPA is. My response is consistently something along the lines of “Your GPA isn’t everything.” A 4.0 is great, but any GPA above the school’s minimum requirements can get you accepted, as long as the rest of your application is competitive (See: -> Creating a Competitive Dental School Application) For those of you who are just dying to see some GPA stats, here are the basics:     *The statistics in this image were calculated from data found in the 2014 edition of the ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools. This publication is an amazing resource that I would definitely recommend to all serious applicants. It contains TONS of specific details and admissions statistics (including GPAs and DAT scores) from each of the US and Canadian dental schools. You can purchase your own digital copy for only $10! Put It In Perspective Now, I’m not discounting the benefits of a...

“Don’t wait until the night before your application is due to begin this step.”

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Here are a few handy dos and don’ts to keep in mind as you move through the planning and writing stages.

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