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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. Consideration will also be given to students with a GPA of 3.5 who have completed 90 credits (including all prerequisite courses) at an accredited US or Canadian college or university.

    Applicants holding a foreign Bachelor's degree in a profession from an accredited school also are eligible to apply. Please note that all prerequisite courses must be completed at a US or Canadian college or university.

  2. The minimum prerequisite course requirements noted in the table below must be met. Please note that a course grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite coursework. 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) Committee Letter, or three (3) individual Letters of Evaluation (two of which must be from science faculty members who know the applicant personally).

  5. 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. This payment can be made online at: >>>

  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.

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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