What should I do based on my current stats?
Hello SDN community,
I am going to be taking a gap year applying to dental school. However, I want to know what I should do in the future based on my stats.
BCP GPA: 3.33
AA DAT: 24, nothing below a 20
Sci DAT: 24; nothing below a 20
100+ hours of shadowing general and pediatric dentist
1000+ hours of volunteering
Varying hours of research, did participate in clubs
Dropped one class, W
I'm mostly worried about my gpas and as a senior it's too late to improve it too significantly. I had a really bad sophomore year that ruined my gpa. If that sophmore year was removed my gpas would be significantly higher but that's life. I'm pretty sure I'll get into a dental school but I have high ambitions and want to get into my dream school which demand higher gpas. I rather not take a master's program because I'm a financial aid student and cannot afford it probably. I know most masters programs do not give out aid anyway.
Any thoughts and opinions are welcome, and thank you for your time!