Question 1: What are your admission requirements?
Please visit our view requirements web page for complete details.
Question 2: Is the DAT required?
The Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores are required as part of your application file. An official score report must be received before your application will be sent to the Admissions Committee for review. Your DAT must be taken no later than December 1, of the year of application (applies to 2021 entering class only). DAT scores are valid for up to three years. DAT scores are valid for three years (based on the start of the application cycle). For the 2021 entering class, test dates prior to June 2, 2017 are NOT acceptable.
Question 3: Are you accepting DAT scores?
All DAT scores should be reported through AADSAS.
Question 4: Will you accept Canadian DAT scores?
No, we do not accept Canadian DAT scores at this time.
Question 5: How many students will you be accepting?
We anticipate seating a class of 64-69 students.
Question 6: When will applications become available?
WesternU’s College of Dental Medicine participates in the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). Applications are available in early June via the ADEA website. Supplemental applications will be available on our website around the same time. Both applications and DAT scores are required to complete your application file. Application deadline is December 1. Applicants are urged to apply and complete their application files as early as possible. WesternU subscribes to the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) recommendation that dental schools notify applicants of provisional or final acceptance on or after December 1 of the academic year prior to the academic year of matriculation. For more information, please visit our apply now page.
Question 7: Do you have a limit on community college hours?
No. We do not limit the number of community college credit hours you can take.
Question 8: Can I speak with a counselor about my application?
Feel free to contact us after reviewing the site with any additional questions you might have.
Question 9: What recommendation letters do you require?
We prefer a letter from a Pre-Health Professions Committee. If a Committee letter is not available, three individual letters are required. Two must be from college-level science professors. The third can be from another college professor or a dentist with whom you have shadowed or for whom you have worked.
Question 10: Will I receive an email invitation to complete the secondary application?
No, all applicants are required to complete the secondary application in order to be considered for an interview.
Question 11: Will you accept prerequisite courses completed at a community college?
Yes, we will but it is recommended that the majority of your prerequisites be completed at the university level.
Question 12: If I do not see my college listed in the prerequisite database, does that mean you do not accept courses from that institution?
No, it is likely that courses just haven’t been added from that institution. If are unsure a course is acceptable, feel free to email your Admissions Counselor to check on it.
Question 13: Do you provide updates via AADSAS?
Due to the volume of applications, we only periodically update statuses in AADSAS. You can always view your most current admissions status by logging into your WesternU Application Status page.
Question 14: Does AADSAS include Math courses in the Overall Science GPA?
Yes, all undergraduate, graduate, and cumulative courses identified on your transcript as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math and Other Science is used in computing this GPA.