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Admission Requirements

All students applying to the New York University College of Dentistry must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited US or Canadian college or university, including all prerequisite courses. As of the 2014 admissions cycle, applicants holding a foreign Bachelor's degree in a profession from an accredited school also are eligible to apply.

  2. The minimum prerequisite course requirements noted in the table below must be met. While a broad undergraduate education with a major in a chosen field is acceptable, certain courses beyond the minimum requirements are recommended. Undergraduate courses in the biological sciences are very helpful in laying a foundation for the dental curriculum. Courses such as comparative anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, genetics, histology, embryology, physiology, sociology, psychology and mathematics are of considerable value in preparation for dental education at the NYU College of Dentistry. All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment to the dental program in the Fall semester of admission.

  3. Applicants are required to take the Dental Admissions Test as part of the application process.

  4. Letters of Evaluation are required. Applicants must arrange for the submission of either one (1) Letter from a Committee on professional recommendations, or three (3) individual Letters of Evaluation (two of which must be from science instructors who know the applicant personally).

  5. A minimum of 100 hours of shadowing is recommended.

  6. A non-refundable processing fee of $80.00 (USD) is required to complete the application to NYU College of Dentistry.

  7. For applicants who have a foreign Bachelor's degree from an accredited school outside of the US or Canada, the TOEFL "iBT" test and ECE course-by-course evaluation are required. Only scores of 100 or above will be considered.

  8. All applicants are required to submit a 2016-2017 Student Questionnaire, which will be sent via email approximately two to three weeks after the verification of your application by the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS).

Minimum Prerequisite Course Requirements

Course Credits Comments
English 6-8 semester hours English departmental courses with a writing component are preferred.
Biology Minimum of 8 semester hours Please see #2 in the list above for additional course recommendations.
Physics 6-8 semester hours N/A
Inorganic Chemistry 6-8 semester hours N/A
Organic Chemistry 6-8 semester hours N/A

* Credits are by semester hour. A semester hour is calculated as one hour of classroom work or two hours of laboratory work each week for fifteen weeks.



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