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Admission Requirements

A formal minimum of three years (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours), but a baccalaureate degree is preferred.

  • All applicants are required to take and submit the US Dental Admissions Test (DAT) scores via the AADSAS site on or before December 1 of the application year. No scores older than three years will be accepted.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative and science grade point average of 2.50 on a four-point scale (3.0 minimum recommended). The overall and science GPA, the school(s) attended, and the rigor of the academic course load are all assessed on an individual basis.
  • Applicants must provide a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a Science Faculty or Committee Member, one from a Dentist and one from a Community Service Supervisor. The letter from the Community Service Supervisor must be from a broad-based volunteer community service project in which the applicant was involved but not paid.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident or hold appropriate proof of immigration visa status that allows for academic study in the U.S..
  • A formal minimum of three years college or university coursework from a regionally accredited school in the United States only (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours), but a baccalaureate degree is preferred.
  • All pre-requisite course work must have been completed from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.

Selection factors

Applicants are evaluated on academic course work, performance on the DAT, AADSAS essay, letters of evaluation, and interviews. Demonstrated community service through volunteerism or service-oriented employment is preferred.

DAT Code : 03

Application Deadlines/Notification for Entering Class
AADSAS November 15 (submitted)
*DAT scores December 1 (taken)
Secondary Application January 15 (postmarked)
Acceptance Notification Beginning December 1

International student admissions

  • International students applying for admission to the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health must meet all general requirements for admission as stated in admissions publications.
  • International students must take all pre-requisite courses in the United States.  Equivalency courses will not be considered.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and spoken is required. Written and spoken proficiency in the English language may be demonstrated by one of the following options:

    Option 1
    English is your first language.

    Option 2
    You are demonstrating your English proficiency by submitting acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

    For registration information for TOEFL contact:

    TOEFL Services Educational Testing Services
    P.O. BOX 615
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
    U.S.A 1.877.863.3546
  • All academic course requirements and minimum GPA requirements must be met. All pre-requisite course work must have been completed from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.   All course work taken at the foreign institution must be evaluated for American institution equivalence by one of the  following services:


    World Education Services Inc.
    P.O. Box 745
    Old Chelsea Station
    New York, NY 10113-0745

    Foreign Consultants, Inc.
    Credential Evaluation Services
    3000 Dundee Road, Suite 209
    Northbrook, IL 60062

    Educational Credential Evaluators Inc.
    P.O. Box 514070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470

    GCE, Inc.

    PO Box 9203

    College Station TX 77842


  • Credit for advanced standing will not be given for any work completed in foreign graduate or medical schools. All students must apply for first-year status.
  • International students must have permanent residency status (green card) to be eligible to receive any type of federal financial assistance.
  • International students not having permanent residency status must provide written proof of ability to finance their Dental education prior to matriculation.
  • Applicants must submit Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores that are not older than three years.
  • International students seeking to enter a program of study at ASDOH must obtain an appropriate visa issued by the U.S. Government. ASDOH is approved to issue a U.S. Department of Homeland Security For I-20. Upon receiving the completed Form I-20 from ASDOH, you will be able to apply for an F-1 (student) visa.