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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.
  • Prerequisite science courses must be taken within 5 years of applying.

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 2010 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.