Admission Requirements

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Educational Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree required prior to matriculation.
     
  • Only University of Pittsburgh applicants accepted as an undergraduate student who have successfully completed the requirements for early admission to the DMD program may matriculate without a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
     
  • A minimum total GPA of 3.2 (overall, science and prerequisite) and a DAT academic average of 19 with subsection scores of 17 or higher are preferred for consideration to the DMD program. If an applicant takes the DAT more than once, the Admissions Committee will consider the scores from the test with the highest academic average. DAT Scores reported may not be more than three years old at the application deadline of November 15th.
    • Admissions Committee reserves the right to request further information in regards to an applicant's academic performance.
    • **Please see the the Delayed DAT statement above if your DAT test has been cancelled or rescheduled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.**
       
  • Prerequisite grades of B or higher taken onsite at a four year institution are strongly preferred.  A minimum grade of C or 2.0qpa for prerequisite courses are required for consideration to the DMD Program. All Science prerequisite coursework must be completed within the last five years.
  • **The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine will accept pass/fail grades for Spring 2020 coursework considering many changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.**

     

  • It is preferred that no more than 1/3 of an applicants’ credits are earned from a community college or junior college. No more than 60 of the minimum required credits will be accepted from a community college or junior college. Classes taken in an onsite format are preferred.
     
  • AP/IB credits will be accepted for prerequisites if the degree-granting institution awarded college credit toward an applicant’s bachelor’s degree.

 

  • Admissions requirements are subject to change without prior notice.

 

  • $75 non-refundable supplemental application fee. Pay Now

 

Prerequisites Coursework

Successful completion of the following is required prior to matriculation:

SUBJECT MATTER  COURSE COURSE
English*/Writing Intensive Course English I English/Writing Intensive
Biology (with lab) Biology I (with lab) Biology II (with lab)
Physics Physics I Physics II
General Chemistry (with lab) Chemistry I (with lab) Chemistry II (with lab)
Organic Chemistry (with lab) Organic Chemistry I (with lab) Organic Chemistry II (with lab)
Biochemistry Biochemistry  

*At least one of the two English courses should be an English/Literature course

*All Science prerequisite coursework must be completed within the last five years

*Anatomy (3 semester hours) is recommended, but not required.

*The Admissions Committee reserves the right to modify prerequisites when additional courses are neccessary to improve an applicant's preparation for Dental School.

 

Residency

There are no residency requirements either for application or admission to the University of Pittsburgh. Applicants should be aware that Federal Stafford loans are available only to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation must be submitted through AADSAS, and must be either:

  • From a Pre-Health Advisory Committee (preferred)
  • 3 letters from separate individuals. 2 of which must be a professor/advisor/mentor.

 

DAT Scores

DAT scores must be submitted through AADSAS.

  • If an applicant takes the DAT more than once, the admissions committee will consider the scores from the test date with the highest academic average
  • DAT Scores may not be more than three years old at the application deadline of November 15th
  • **Please see the the Delayed DAT statement above if your DAT test has been cancelled or rescheduled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.**

 

Technology Requirement

Technology requirements can be found here.

 

Health Requirement

Health requirements can be found here.

 

Essential Program Standards

Essential Program Standards can be found here.

Serving as a patient details here.

 

Application Process

1. Review all of the information above

2. Apply to AADSAS by November 1, 2021

3. Pay your Non-Refundable $75 supplemental application fee. PAY NOW

 

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions, please contact Pitt Dental Admissions.