Admission Requirements

Prerequisites

  • A minimum of 3 years or the completion of 90 semester hours is required prior to submitting your application
  • While an undergraduate degree from an accredited college is preferred, it is not required prior to matriculation
  • Consideration will be given to applicants with a 3.2 GPA (science and non-science) and a DAT academic average of 19 and above and subsection scores of 17 and above. If an applicant takes the DAT more than once, the admissions committee will consider the scores from the test date with the highest academic average
  • The admissions committee does not consider applicants who have been enrolled for more than one-third of coursework (both general and required courses) in community colleges or junior colleges
  • AP/IB credits will be accepted for prerequisites if the degree-granting institution awarded college credit toward the bachelor’s degree
  • Grades of B, or better, are expected in prerequisite courses
  • Anatomy (3 semester hours) is recommended by not required 

 

COURSE SUBJECT SEMESTER HOURS QUARTER HOURS
English*/Writing Intensive Course 6 10
Biology (with lab) 8 12
Physics 6 10
General (inorganic) Chemistry (with lab) 8 12
Organic Chemistry (with lab) 8 12
Biochemistry 3 6

*At least one of the two English courses should be an English/Literature course

 

Residency

There are no residency requirements either for application or admission to the University of Pittsburgh. Applicants should be aware that Federal Stafford loans are available only to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation must be submitted through AADSAS, and must be either:

  • From a Pre-Health Advisory Committee (preferred)
  • 3 letters from separate individuals. 2 of who must be a professor/advisor/mentor.

DAT Scores

DAT scores must be submitted through AADSAS.

  • If an applicant takes the DAT more than once, the admissions committee will consider the scores from the test date with the highest academic average

Technology Requirement

Technology requirements can be found here.

Health Requirement

Health requirements can be found here.

Application Process

1. Review all of the information above

2. Apply to AADSAS by November 1st

3. Once we have received your application you will get an email confirmation from us which will include instructions to pay the $75 application fee

 

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions, email us at dentaladmissions@dental.pitt.edu.