To be considered for admission to our School you will need to fulfill the following requirements at a US- or Canadian-accredited college:
- Meet our residency and citizenship requirements.
- Take the Dental Admission Test by the November 1 deadline (new deadline for 2020).
- Complete the required courses listed prior to matriculation.
|REQUIRED COURSES*||UW courses that fulfill course requirements|
|General Chemistry||2 quarters or 1 semester||Chem 142, 152|
|Organic Chemistry||2 quarters or 1 semester||Chem 223, 224|
|General Biochemistry||2 quarters or 1 semester||Bioc 405, 406; or 440, 441|
|General Physics||3 quarters or 2 semesters||Phys 114, 115, 116|
|General Biology or Zoology||3 quarters or 2 semesters||Biol 180, 200, 220|
|General Microbiology||2 quarters or 1 semester||Microm 410, 442 (recommended); Microm 301, 412 (accepted but not preferred)|
* The required courses must be lecture rather than lab courses. For information on course equivalencies for Washington Community and Technical Colleges, please visit the Equivalency Guide for Washington Community and Technical Colleges for specific information on determining your course equivalency with the University of Washington.
We do not select or give preference to a particular undergraduate major field; in fact, our Admissions Committee encourages diversity in majors. Courses in the social sciences and the humanities are also important and are reviewed by the Committee.
Although a majority of students have baccalaureate degrees, students with outstanding academic qualifications may be considered for admission after only three years.
As a member of our entering class, you’ll be one of 63 students. The School is committed to diversity within the dental school student body and the dental community.