GPA/College Hour Minimums
The following are the Dental Student Admission Committee’s guidelines for GPA/college semester credit hour/Dental Admission Test (DAT) minimums and preferences:
- Preference will be given to candidates with 90 or more semester hours of college credit at the time of application with a science GPA of 3.40 or higher and/or a DAT academic average of 17 or higher.
- A candidate with 90 or more semester hours of college credit at the time of application with a science GPA of 3.00 and a DAT academic average of 16 or higher can be considered for an interview.
- It should be noted that no more than 60 hours of college credit can be earned at a community college and preference will be given to candidates who complete the science prerequisites at a four-year institution.
A broad liberal education culminating in a bachelor’s degree is strongly encouraged of applicants seeking admission into this program. Recent history indicates that admission of a candidate who does not have a B.S./B.A. degree or who is not likely have one at the time of enrollment in the D.D.S. program is rather rare.