Dentistry application at JCU

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  1. Fnjwoqbdl

    Fnjwoqbdl New Member

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    Hey guys just a few questions since I couldn't find much on what I wanted to know.

    I applied to JCU medicine and dentistry and did not get an interview offer for medicine. I have a GPA of 6.95/non-rural/non-standard and as I did not get an interview for medicine is there no chance of me getting in to dentistry? Does anyone know of people who got rejected by jcu medicine then got an offer for dentistry? Would it be better for me to change my preference to griffith dentistry first? Last year I applied to griffith university and did not get an offer so I am a bit scared that my GPA is not enough to be considered this year as things are more competitive. Although I do prefer jcu as my family is from a rural background and many of my relatives are still living in a rural environment, I am 25 now and getting desperate to just get into any course.
     
  2. KRO

    KRO Regular Member

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    Changing your preferences won’t influence if you get offered Griffith dentistry or not, as if you aren’t competitive enough for JCU you will be passed down to Griffith anyway (unless Griffith is your third preference or lower at the moment). Keep your preferences in the order that you would actually prefer. Did you submit the same application for dentistry as medicine? If not, it may be marked higher than your medicine application and give you a greater chance for admission. If so, you may have just been under the score required for a medicine interview offer, or it still may be marked high enough for a dentistry offer anyways, so you never know your chances. There have definitely been people that missed out on med but then were offered dentistry. I’m not that knowledgeable on dentistry admissions at Griffith, but I know in the past people with GPAs of 6.75 and above have usually got in, so I would say with your GPA you should get in comfortably.

    Best of luck!
     
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    Fnjwoqbdl New Member

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    They used the one application for both dentistry and medicine. Thats why I am a bit scared. I dont exactly understand how the preferences wont influence my offers? I currently have JCU as number 1 and Griffith at 2. If JCU does not offer me a spot, and Griffith University gives out all their spots to students who put them down as first, wouldn't I be in a disadvantaged position to put down JCU? Can you tell me if those GPAs for grif dent were admissions for 2017? I missed out with my GPA, and I know that they have some sort of 2nd step process "OP/rank: 1/99 Selection within the rank or additional ranks were used in the selection process. Refer to institution for more information.". Do you know what this can be? my GPA is from a 2 year master's degree in coursework.
     
  4. KRO

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    Selection doesn’t work that way - all people that applied, regardless of what preference number they placed the course, are compared at the same time. Someone with Griffith dentistry as their bottom preference with a more competitive rank would be offered a spot before someone with it as their first preference with a lower rank (obviously provided said person misses out on all of their higher placed preferences).

    I can’t tell you if that was for 2017 admissions, but definitely for 2016. If you look at the offers threads you should be able to see what sort of scores were offered places last year.

    I would assume comparing all those with an OP1 involves looking at field positions or ATAR equivalent to greater distinguish the applicants. I believe comparing non-standards would be based solely on GPA, however.

    ETA: For those with the same selection rank, Griffith uses the "Griffith University discriminator" to further distinguish between applicants. This discriminator is unknown, but it has been suggested that the grades from the most recent year of study are weighted higher than other years.
     
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    Fnjwoqbdl New Member

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    Thank you so much for the information! I guess I will leave JCU as first then since I rather have it over Griffith in case I am applicable for both. BTW have a happy new year!
     
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    In your application, did you talk about dentistry and medicine equally? My child applied both as well in one application. We had no invite for med either. I think it is most likely due to the emphasis on dentistry in the application. We don't feel too sad of not being offered an interview but do worry a bit about the application because we lost an "indicator" which may show their view of the quality of the application. Anyway, maybe our application is ok but the med people don't like us to put dent in front of med. Hope we all get dent offers soon. ;)
     
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    Hi, OP. What UMAT percentile did you get? And did they tell you to use the same application for both dentistry and medicine? Medicine and dentistry are quite different.
     
  8. Fnjwoqbdl

    Fnjwoqbdl New Member

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    Yes I did. I mentioned it as a medical profession but did mention that I shadowed a dentist as that was the only one that accepted me. Yeah its that indicator in which I lost is what scares me. If I got an interview, I knew I would get an offer for dentistry.
     
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    Fnjwoqbdl New Member

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    No UMAT. Just GPA. You can only submit one written assessment for both dent and med.
     
  10. jiaxing

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    I read on a thread somewhere on MSO that some people in the past have submitted one application for med, and another application for dent. Did JCU tell you that you can submit one application only??
     
  11. KRO

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    I think this was allowed in past years, but this years application form says anyone applying for medicine/dentistry/physio should submit the same application, even if applying for multiple different courses. You aren't allowed to submit more than one application (unless also applying for veterinary science).
     
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    jiaxing Regular Member

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    I see. Thanks for the info! :)
     
  13. toothfairy13

    toothfairy13 New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    As you know, JCU dent has pre-requisite requirement of English, Chemistry and Maths B. I have completed English and Chemistry but not Maths B (only Maths A). Does this make me ineligible for an offer? I am currently doing B. Social Science and I have no mathematical units duration of my course so what are my options?

    Thanks in advance! :)
     
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    dkae New Member

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    They are very hard on pre-requisites, you must have all or equivalence.
     
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    toothfairy13 New Member

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    Thanks for your response dkae.

    I was wondering if JCU does conditional offers? Will I be able to get an offer and then do a bridging course at JCU to meet the pre-req requirement of maths b?

    Thank you!!
     
  16. dkae

    dkae New Member

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    Unfourtunatley not i dont even think they let you defer the offer. Any consideration of uq or griffith?
     
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    toothfairy13 New Member

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    Ahh, damn! :( Yeah, I'm applying to UQ, Griffith, CSU and UofAdel but JCU was my first choice . Thanks anyways dkea :)
     
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    jiaxing Regular Member

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    Good luck toothfairy13!
     
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