Predoctoral Program: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Average GPA? DAT Total Science?
For initial review you should have a science GPA of 3.2 and a
DAT total science score of 19. Over the past two years incoming
students have had an average science GPA of 3.5 and DAT total
science score of 21.
Does the school accept out-of-state residents? If so, how many?
Typically 50-60% of each class is composed of Connecticut
residents, with another 30% from other New England States and
the remaining students from other states.
How many applicants apply each year? How many are accepted?
During the 2010-2011 application year approximately 1,200
applications were received. Of these, 160
were interviewed and offers were eventually made to
Does the School accept the Canadian DAT?
When is the application deadline?
January 1 of the year of matriculation. It is advisable,
however, that you complete your application prior to November 1 of the previous year.
What are the requirements? Do you need a degree? Is it possible to transfer after the second year?
Minimum requirements are: 1 year general biology with lab,
general chemistry with lab, organic chemistry
with lab, and physics with lab. Recommended courses:
biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular genetics. Over 99% of
matriculated students have at least a B.S./B.A. degree. The School
does not accept transfer students at this time.
Do you offer a program for foreign trained dentists?
There is no special program for foreign trained
dentists. However, the School of Dental Medicine
does accept a limited number of foreign trained dentists on a
space available basis.
What are the tuition and fees for in-state and out-of-state students?
Tuition and Fees
Out of State
When should supplemental materials be sent?
The application fee of $75 USD fee can be sent at any time. You do not need
to wait until your AADSAS application is received.
How many letters of recommendation are required? I've been out of school for a while, are employment letters of recommendation acceptable?
Three letters of recommendation, preferably from a pre-health advisory committee are required. While the Admissions Committee prefers letters of recommendation from faculty, other
sources (employers, dentist, etc.) are acceptable.
Does age of applicant make a difference?
Age is not a factor in the admissions process. The average age of a typical entering class is 24.
Do you ever waive the $75 application fee?
The School of Dental Medicine will consider an application fee waiver if the applicant's college/university bursar/financial aid officer documents need.
If reapplying do I need to resubmit documentation? Do you have my original AADSAS application?
Individuals who reapply must submit an updated AADSAS file. The School of Dental Medicine will keep all records for a period of one year following a submission.
Do you have a secondary application?
The School of Dental Medicine does not require a secondary application.
Do you have any questions or need more information?
Call Tricia Avolt at 860-679-2175 or email