DDS Program Admission Requirements

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

1. A Bachelor's Degree

Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university. 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 U.S. or Canadian college or university.

Applicants holding a foreign Bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 60 credits, including all prerequisites, from an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university. 

2. Prerequisite Requirements

The minimum prerequisite course requirements must be met prior to matriculation at NYU Dentistry. Prerequisite courses may be completed through postbaccalaureate study if they were not completed during an undergraduate program. Please note that all prerequisite courses must have been completed within the past ten years at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university.

*Minimum Prerequisite Course Requirements

Course Semester/Quarters Comments
English Two semesters or three quarters English departmental courses with a writing component are preferred.
Biology Two semesters or three quarters Please see below for additional course recommendations.
Physics Two semesters or three quarters N/A
Inorganic/General Chemistry Two semesters or three quarters N/A
Organic Chemistry Two semesters or three quarters N/A

Please note: This semester/quarter minimum noted above does not include lab sections.

While a broad undergraduate education with a major in any chosen field is acceptable, certain courses beyond the minimum requirements are recommended. Courses such as comparative anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, genetics, histology, embryology, physiology, sociology, philosophy, psychology, and mathematics are of considerable value in preparation for a dental education at the NYU College of Dentistry.

3. Dental Admissions Test (DAT)

Applicants are required to take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) as part of the application process. Information about the DAT is available on the ADA web site for U.S. applicants and on the CDA web site for Canadian applicants.

Applicants' DAT scores must be submitted by February 1st in the year admission is sought. If you plan on taking the Canadian DAT, the latest test date that we will accept will be the November prior to the application deadline. Please note that the DAT must have been taken within 3 years of the year in which admission is sought.

4. AADSAS Application

Applications must be submitted online through the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). The deadline for receipt of the AADSAS application is February 1st in the year admission is sought.

Responsibility for completing the application rests with the applicant. Applications that are incomplete cannot be acted upon.

5. Letters of Evaluation

Applicants must arrange for the submission of (1) one Committee Evaluation letter or three (3) individual letters of evaluation, two of which must be from science faculty members.

6. Hours

A minimum of 100 hours of dental shadowing is recommended.

7. Official Transcripts

All applicants are required to submit final and official transcripts for all colleges attended to NYU Dentistry upon acceptance.

International (Non-U.S./Canadian) Applicants

Applicants with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited school outside of the U.S. or Canada are required to submit an Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) course-by-course evaluation and an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report to NYU Dentistry at the time of application.

Applicants' TOEFL scores must be submitted by February 1st in the year in which admission is sought. Scores older than 2 years will not be considered.

8. Additional Information

For additional information about our program, please visit our FAQs page.

 

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