Sample Four Year Plan (Straight In)

YEAR ONE

Fall Semester

Chem 1A/1AL

Spring Semester

Chem 3A/3AL

TO DO LIST:

1. Make a four year plan

2. If not majoring in science, make sure to start prerequisites

3. Get involved - do things that are you're interested in. Start early because it will be harder later on!

4. Explore dentistry - shadow dentists, volunteer at clinics, anything to make sure you want to be on this path!

YEAR TWO

Fall Semester

Chem 3B/3BL

Bio 1B

Spring Semester

Bio 1A

Physics 8A

TO DO LIST:

1. Get to know professors/GSI's in order to build a relationship for letters of recommendation

2. If you can, start taking on leadership positions in things you are passionate about

3. Refine four year plan

YEAR THREE

Fall Semester

MCB 102

Physics 8B

Spring Semester

Upper Division Courses

TO DO LIST:

1. Take the DAT! Many take it junior-senior year of summer break

2. Finish up volunteering/shadowing hours

3. Finish getting those rec letters!

4. Prepare for dental school applications (summer)

YEAR FOUR

Fall Semester

Upper Division Courses

Spring Semester

Upper Division Courses

TO DO LIST:

1. Take a lighter load fall semester to accommodate for interviews

2. Take GPA-boosting classes

3. Maintain involvement in activities

*Taking a gap year: if you take a gap year, you will be applying the summer after you graduate. If not, you will be applying junior-senior year of summer.

Check out required dental school requirement classes here.

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