I did bad on my UCAT and don't know if i should apply to dentistry

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So i got a low score of 2340 and band 2 in my UCAT. I spent the whole day panicking and now I need to know if i should go forward. I'm aware that my score is blow average and that Dentistry is already so competitive. My hopes were to apply for Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds (which I know is a BMAT) but the top choice was Manchester. Is my UCAT too low to even get an offer from there? I was planning on applying for both foundation year and undergraduate course at Manchester for dentistry.
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So i got a low score of 2340 and band 2 in my UCAT. I spent the whole day panicking and now I need to know if i should go forward. I'm aware that my score is blow average and that Dentistry is already so competitive. My hopes were to apply for Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds (which I know is a BMAT) but the top choice was Manchester. Is my UCAT too low to even get an offer from there? I was planning on applying for both foundation year and undergraduate course at Manchester for dentistry.
U CAN still get in to dentistry. If u apply strategically, some unis don't have much emphasis in the UCAT. Plus there's also BMAT if u think u could do that
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U CAN still get in to dentistry. If u apply strategically, some unis don't have much emphasis in the UCAT. Plus there's also BMAT if u think u could do that
I am planning on BMAT but only one university i'm applying to consider BMAT which is Leeds. Although my chances aren't very high I think I might just go and apply for manchester regardless. Test my luck
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I am planning on BMAT but only one university i'm applying to consider BMAT which is Leeds. Although my chances aren't very high I think I might just go and apply for manchester regardless. Test my luck
I wouldn't recommend that, if u don't think u can get in, u might be wasting a choice for a uni that u do have a chance for.
But if u feel u have no other choice then go for it, good luck
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I wouldn't recommend that, if u don't think u can get in, u might be wasting a choice for a uni that u do have a chance for.
But if u feel u have no other choice then go for it, good luck
I get your point. Its just that theres not many unis in the uk that offer undergraduate dentistry and like I mentioned before, moving out is off the table no matter how much i've tried to convince my parents. I'm not sure what other options are left for me I just feel so disheartened by the whole thin because I was doing so well in my mocks.
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I get your point. Its just that theres not many unis in the uk that offer undergraduate dentistry and like I mentioned before, moving out is off the table no matter how much i've tried to convince my parents. I'm not sure what other options are left for me I just feel so disheartened by the whole thin because I was doing so well in my mocks.
Focus on ur A Levels for the time being, if u get the grades u need u can take a gap year and reapply next year, u don't have to move out if ur parents won't let u, just try again next year
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Focus on ur A Levels for the time being, if u get the grades u need u can take a gap year and reapply next year, u don't have to move out if ur parents won't let u, just try again next year
Thank you. How about you are you applying this year?
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Thank you. How about you are you applying this year?
Yeah but i finished college so I'm applying for 2022 entry
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Yeah but i finished college so I'm applying for 2022 entry
Did you take a gap year? what are you applying to?
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Did you take a gap year? what are you applying to?
In a way, yeah I am
I'm applying for med, didn't get in last year
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In a way, yeah I am
I'm applying for med, didn't get in last year
Goodluck with this year i'm sure you'll get in! how was ur UCAT?
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Goodluck with this year i'm sure you'll get in! how was ur UCAT?
I hope so, good luck u too
My UCAT was better than last year, I got 2620, I'm hoping it's good enough.
BTW there's a specific UCAT thread where u can enter ur results and compare with other TSR users, here's the link:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=7069177
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So i got a low score of 2340 and band 2 in my UCAT. I spent the whole day panicking and now I need to know if i should go forward. I'm aware that my score is blow average and that Dentistry is already so competitive. My hopes were to apply for Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds (which I know is a BMAT) but the top choice was Manchester. Is my UCAT too low to even get an offer from there? I was planning on applying for both foundation year and undergraduate course at Manchester for dentistry.
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Unfortunately your UCAT is quite low but you do have BMAT and just like someone else said in this thread, you can focus on your A levels and take a gap year to retake your UCAT which I know may not sound great now but it's a common thing that so many people do so if Dentistry is your dream, you can get there!

If you have any questions when reapplying, I'd be more than happy to help

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Hi,
Unfortunately your UCAT is quite low but you do have BMAT and just like someone else said in this thread, you can focus on your A levels and take a gap year to retake your UCAT which I know may not sound great now but it's a common thing that so many people do so if Dentistry is your dream, you can get there!

If you have any questions when reapplying, I'd be more than happy to help

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So taking into account everything you don't think I really have a chance of getting in? Even with good predicted grades and personal statement? Should I even make the effort of applying this year or is there really no chance
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So taking into account everything you don't think I really have a chance of getting in? Even with good predicted grades and personal statement? Should I even make the effort of applying this year or is there really no chance
U do have a chance but it may be risky to applying to places like Sheffield. Manchester, however, have no cutoff but they do have a ranking system. There's more about that here https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/stu...ry/apply/ucat/
If u do the BMAT and get a high score u could get in to Leeds, but that's if u want to take that risk.
The Manchester foundation year is only for applicants who take subjects unsuitable for the 5 year entry, i.e. not bio or chem so u wouldn't be able to apply for both.
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U CAN still get in to dentistry. If u apply strategically, some unis don't have much emphasis in the UCAT. Plus there's also BMAT if u think u could do that
hi. Which unis don’t place much emphasis on ucat?
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Hi,
Unfortunately your UCAT is quite low but you do have BMAT and just like someone else said in this thread, you can focus on your A levels and take a gap year to retake your UCAT which I know may not sound great now but it's a common thing that so many people do so if Dentistry is your dream, you can get there!

If you have any questions when reapplying, I'd be more than happy to help

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hi Numra is 2520 band 1 too low a UCAT score for Bristol?
My a levels are A*AA and A in EPQ and B in LiBF exam. GCSEs are 778888888899
I have lots of work experience and have done lots of care work also
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hi. Which unis don’t place much emphasis on ucat?
U weren't supposed to ask me that 😅
If u post in the which dental school thread ,u should get some responses, I'll paste the link somewhere
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hi. Which unis don’t place much emphasis on ucat?
Post ur stats here
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6696400
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thank you
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