Advisor: C. Tuerk
Dental schools' selection of applicants is based on science GPA, overall grades, Dental Admission Scores (DAT) and demonstration of superior qualifications in personal maturity, academic competence and demonstrated motivation for pursuing a career in dentistry. The DAT and application process should be completed by the fall one year prior to desired entry into dental school. Preparation for the DAT requires completion of a suggested curriculum emphasizing the biological and physical sciences. Due to increasingly competitive applicant pools, it is strongly recommended that students be very near to completion of a bachelor's degree at the expected time of entry into dental school. Pre-dental students generally follow a curriculum designed for the area of concentration in biology (option 1: nonteaching). However, certain complementary and specific elective and general education courses are recommended. A more detailed suggested curriculum is available from the pre-dental advisor.