What are some ways to help your application if your GPA is on the lower end?
I have often been told that they look at your application holistically. Focus on your DAT score and extracurriculars. You can always look online at what the average GPA for accepted students were at schools and apply to schools on the lower end of the spectrum.
Many people from my school who didn't have the highest GPA's seemed to work in dentistry for a while, so they had lots of dental experience.
Here are some answers from Instagram users:
1. "Make sure you emphasize other parts of your applications that are strong. A lot of passionate service? Talk about that! A unique personal story, use it too!
Dental school is so much more holistic of a field than just your GPA, so make sure to highlight all parts of yourself in the application.
If you are still struggling to get into programs, reach out to those prospective programs, make those connections, and see what the schools recommend you to do in order to get your grades up. Good luck!:
2. "Postbacc programs."
We would recommend finding others ways to strengthen your application. While GPA is a big part of the application, it's not the whole application. Study hard and get a good DAT score, spend lots of time shadowing, work as a dental assistant, consider a post-bacc program, spend time volunteering, consider a dental mission trip. There are lots of ways, find what is best for you!
Hope this helps! :)