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Admission Requirements

Students are advised to choose (by the beginning of the sophomore year) a program of study leading to a baccalaureate degree and to strive for a grade of B or better in their overall course work. A grade of at least C must be earned in each of the required courses.

Admission to UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston requires a minimum of 90 semester hours from an accredited college. It is recommended that at least 30 semester hours be accomplished at a four-year college or university. The following courses should be included:

Subject Requirement
English One year of College English
Biology

Two years, as required for science majors, one year must include formal laboratory experience

**Beginning with the application for entry year 2014, UT School of Dentistry at Houston will require 3 semester hours (or 5 quarter hours) of Microbiology.  This requirement will count toward fulfilling part of the 14 semester hour Biological Science requirement.**

Physics One year, as required for science majors, including the corresponding laboratory experience
Biochemistry One semester (3 semester hours)
General Chemistry One year, as required for science majors, including the corresponding laboratory experience
Organic Chemistry One year, as required for science majors, including the corresponding laboratory experience
Statistics One semester (3 semester hours)

In addition to the scholastic requirements for admissions, all candidates are required to take the Dental Admission Test (DAT). It is given at several testing centers in the state by the Division of Educational Measurements, Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association. An application to take the DAT and a brochure describing the testing program may be obtained from:

Dental Admission Testing Program

211 East Chicago Avenue
Suite 1846
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-440-2689
The DAT should be taken in the spring of the year in which the application is initiated. For more information on the DAT, please visit the American Dental Association.