Dental Early Acceptance (3+4) Program Admissions Requirements
The student can apply after 12 hours of college hours, but no more than 30 hours. Applicants will be considered based on academic achievement, standardized test scores, community activities, socioeconomic history, awards, honors, knowledge of the profession and letters of recommendations with a focus primarily on students who would have difficulty in financing a fourth year of college at the undergraduate level as well as four years of professional post-baccalaureate education. Those who successfully complete the program can reduce their education by eliminating one year of undergraduate college tuition and living expenses.
The student interested in dentistry applies when he/she has completed between 12 and 30 hours of college work, and is attending a college or university affiliated with UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry's Dental Early Acceptance (3+4) Program.
The faculty of the School of Dentistry interview the student to ensure that the student’s motivation for dental studies and his/her character and personality traits indicate potential for success in dentistry. An acceptable interview makes the student eligible for participation in the DEAP program and for admission to the School of Dentistry upon the successful completion of undergraduate requirements.
The deadline to submit an application is March 1st. Interviews will be conducted in April and May.
The student is ready to enroll in UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry when he/she has:
• Completed predental requirements and the undergraduate institution’s special three-year curriculum
• Earned a grade of “C” or better in dental school prerequisite courses and maintained a cumulative GPA and Science GPA of 3.4 in undergraduate work
• Scored at least an 19 on the Academic Average of the DAT
• Established a record of ethical behavior during college years and received a positive recommendation from the predental advisory committee of the undergraduate school.
As the student completes required courses in the School of Dentistry, credit for designated courses will be applied to undergraduate degree requirements as well. Generally, the bachelor’s degree is awarded by the undergraduate institution when the student has completed the first or second year of dental studies.
For additional information about this program, contact the School of Dentistry at the address below or the Dental Early Acceptance (3+4) Program advisor at the undergraduate school you are interested in attending.
Director of Admissions
UT Health San Antonio
School of Dentistry, MSC #7906
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio TX 78229-3900
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and Texas residents. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony will not be granted acceptance except in unusual circumstances.
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Application Deadline March 8, 2023
Minimum Admission Standards for Pre-Doctoral DEAP Program:
|Domain||Admission Standards||Minimum Requirement|
|Academic Performance||GPA - Science||3.4|
|DAT - Academic Average||19|
|Total hours of course credit||90|
|Grade of C or higher for all required courses||
|Activities and Related Experiences||Shadowing - Multiple offices||
|Community Service - include healthcare-related||
|Personal Evaluation||2 Letters of Recommendation or HPE packet||