All dental school applicants must take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) administered by the American Dental Association. The DAT is given throughout the year by computer at designated testing centers, and a score must be submitted to be fully considered.

DAT scores are based on a range of 1 to 30, with 19.0 generally being the national average of accepted dental students. The Dental Student Admission Committee requires a minimum DAT score of 16, but prefers that a candidate's DAT scores be 17 or higher to be considered for admission.

For more information or to request a DAT application go to http://www.ada.org.  Contact the School of Dentistry's Office of Student Programs at (816) 235-2080 (local) or (800) 776-8652 (toll-free) to learn about our online DAT Prep Course.