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Admissions Requirements Summary

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NOTE: The College of Dental Medicine will be accepting up 5 to 10 percent of students from out of state for the entering  2014 class.

 Admissions Requirements
Admission is on a competitive basis. The admissions committee recommends for selection applicants who, in the judgment of the committee, are best qualified for admission.

Transfer Students
College of Dental Medicine does not accept advanced standing or transfer students.

Foreign-Trained Dentists
The GRU College of Dental Medicine does not have a program in which foreign-trained dentists can participate in order to become licensed in Georgia.

All D.M.D. applicants for admission must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission:

Minimum Requirements

Residency Georgia residents and 5 to 10 percent of out of state residents are eligible; To establish Georgia residency, an applicant must show proof of residing in Georgia at least a year before enrollment. International applicants must present valid U.S. Permanent Resident documentation . All applicants who are granted an interview must show additional documentation as proof of lawful presence in the United States before being accepted.

Minimum hours required

90 semester hours (135 quarter hours) at an accredited American college or university (preference given to students who earn a baccalaureate degree)
Academic Criteria Minimum overall GPA: 2.8 (average GPA's: overall 3.5; science 3.5) Dental Admission Test: minimum 14/13; Averages: Academic Average:19/Perceptual Ability:20.

Biology*

One academic year** of principles of biology with lab
Chemistry* One academic year** of general chemistry with lab

Advanced Chemistry*

One academic year with lab** of advanced chemistry. This can be one semester each of organic chemistry I and organic chemistry II both with lab**, or one semster each of organic chemistry I with lab and biochemistry I ( no lab required with biochemistry)

(Beginning for entering 2015, biochemistry will be a required prerequisite).

Physics* One semester or two quarters** with lab

English*

One academic year** or the portion of an academic year required for the baccalaureate degree at an accredited American college or university

Dental Admissions Test

Required; Cost $385 ; Must have taken the Dental Admission Test (DAT) within two years of applying. The DAT must be taken by the September 30, 2013. May be re-taken after 90 days. However, examinees will be limited to three opportunities to take the test. 1-800-232-2162http://www.ada.org/dat.aspx    

Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Required if not born in the United States and native language is not English.

The internet-based version of TOEFL (iBT TOEFL) is the only option available for current testers. The four-hour exam will cover all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 100, with 26 in the speaking component. Test must be taken by the Sept 30, 2013 deadline. Visitwww.ets.orgor call 1-609-771-7100.

To have your scores sent directly to us, enter 5425, our TOEFL Institution Code, on the back of the admission ticket.

Application Deadline

DMD candidates can only apply to the GRU College of Dental Medicine through the ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). The ADEA AADSAS 2013 application becomes available online at http://portal.aadsasweb.org on June 3, 2013. The timeline for applying to GHSU through AADSAS is June 3 – September 30, 2013.

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, official DAT scores, and letters of recommendation are to be submitted to AADSAS. All these components will be compiled and distributed to the CDM within several weeks. An additional set of official transcripts need to be requested to be sent to the admission office at CDM.

Supplemental Application After receiving the AADSAS application, all applicants who are Georgia residents immediately will be emailed a link to the CDM supplemental application. Based on review of their AADSAS application, a selected number of out-of-state applicants will also be sent the link to the supplemental application. The supplemental application fee is $30. It is non-refundable and will be paid electronically in order for the admission office to receive an applicant’s additional information. A candidate’s packet is not considered complete until a supplemental application has been submitted and received by the CDM admission office.

Recommendations

When applying through AADSAS there are two options in submitting letters of recommendation. Option 1 allows two letters. One entry will be a packet or composite/committee letter to be submitted. The applicant will indicate this on the application. The second letter will be a personal reference which has must be a dentist if applying to CDM. Option 2 allows four letters. One of the letters must be written and submitted by an academic advocate (instructor, advisor, department chair, etc). The second letter must be a dentist. The third and fourth letters can be submitted as personal letters and can be another academic spokesperson, another dentist, a supervisor, or someone who knows the applicant well enough to speak positively on the applicant’s behalf.

Interviews

 
 Required; By invitation only; Normally held from September to December; Candidates will participate in two one-on-one interviews with members of the College of Dental Medicine faculty . The committee members will help assess the applicant's personality, motivation and ability.
Other Factors The Committee considers other factors such as health care and research experiences, leadership, community services or programs, family responsibilities, national recognition, ethnic or cultural backgrounds and commitment to practice in Georgia or health shortage areas.

* All required courses must be taken on a graduated grading scale (A, B, C, D, F); required courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. Applicants must earn a grade of C or better in all required courses. CDM does not acknowledge the +/- system at this time.

** An academic year equals two semesters or three quarters or one semester and two quarters.

All published fees are subject to change

 
 

 

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