A formal minimum of three years (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.
- 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 are required to provide a minimum of TWO (2) letters of recommendation. ONE letter must be from a Science Faculty OR Predental Committee Member and ONE from a Dentist.
- Applicants can also submit an additional letter of recommendation 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 a F-1 (student) visa 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.
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:
- Have two (2) or more years of study in the United States
- English is your first language.
- 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:
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.
Foreign Consultants, Inc.
Educational Credential Evaluators Inc.