DIY Pre-Dental Planning Guide

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Pre-Dental Planning Guide & Self Assessment document provides important resources for UT Austin students planning on applying to Dental School. Check it out and begin your journey to Dental School today.

Prerequisites, Time Line & Statistics

Stress Management Resources

SELF CARE IS IMPORTANT:

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

OTHER RESOURCES: 

 

 

DAT Exam

COURSE CONTENT TESTED ON DAT

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are recommended but not required for the exam

  • BIO 311C, BIO 311D, BIO 205L or 206L (Biology)
  • BIO 325 (Genetics)
  • CH 301, CH 302, CH 204 (General Chemistry)
  • CH 320M, CH 320N, CH 220C (Organic Chemistry)
  • E 316L or E 316M or E 316N, or E 316P (Literature)
  • *Statistics
  • *BCH 369 (Biochemistry)

Research Dental Schools Before You Apply!

Application Services

Application Services

TMDSAS & AADSAS

TEXAS Dental SCHOOLS REQUIRING SECONDARY APPLICATIONS

Some health professions schools require secondary applications to be completed in addition to the primary
application through TMDSAS & AADSAS. Applications not considered complete until the secondary application is submitted. Most secondary applications require an additional fee and the majority of secondary application fees are non-refundable. Please check the cost with the school.  

Letters of Evaluation

Letters of evaluation are key pieces to your dental school application. Each application has its own way of collecting letters and number and type of letters vary from school to school. Check with the application service you are using for additional details. If you are applying to multiple dental school application services we recommend you look into using Interfolio to collect your letters of recommendation.

Personal Statements

The personal statement is a critical component of your application to Dental school, as the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations and values

Pre-Dental Resources

Guest Speaker Series

These events are hosted and sponsored by the Texas Pre-Dental Society. Please check with the Texas Pre-Dental Society for further information. Meetings are held on Wednesday nights at 7pm. Please check the calendar for guest speaker events each semester and updated room locations.