DDS Admissions Process

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The admission process is a selective one. A number of variables will be considered: academic credentials, Dental Admission Test scores, letters of recommendation, investigation of dentistry, community service and your written responses to a series of questions. In addition, an “invitation only” interview is a part of the selection process. To be sure you fully understand the admissions process, applicants are encouraged to thoroughly review the additional admissions guidelines.

Limited scholarships are available to incoming students based on academics, leadership, service and financial need. Scholarships typically range from $5,000-$20,000 per year, plus opportunities for awards that cover the full nonresident fee differential.