Wednesday March 10, 2010
Because admission to dental school is competitive, we urge you apply to several schools. Admission Requirements of U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools is a very helpful resource that provides information about each school’s admissions criteria, average GPA and DAT scores and tuition. This book also contains general information concerning financing your education, the application process and dentistry as a career. It is available for use in the Pre-professional Advising Office. You may also order your own copy from the American Association of Dental School web site, by phone, (202)667-9433, ext. 155, or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is approximately $25.00.
Wherever else you may decide to apply, you should also apply to the public dental college in your home state. State residents receive preference for admission to their state schools and pay much lower tuition. Conversely, before you apply to public schools outside your home state, remember that most of them accept relatively few out-of-state students and that tuition is high. If you are applying to schools outside of your state, private schools may be your safest bet. Consult Admission Requirements of U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools for information on a school’s proportion of in-state to out-of-state entrants.