DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (DDS) Â PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS:
Although students of all majors and educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply for admittance to the Indiana UniversityÂ School of Dentistry ("IUSD"), the faculty of IUSD acknowledge that a strong foundation in Biology and Chemistry is essential to meeting the rigors of the curriculum.Â Under the new Curriculum Assessment Committee prerequisite guidelines, studentsÂ are expected to take courses rigorous enough to prepare them for the IUSD curriculum.Â Final official transcripts should reflect that these prerequisite coursesÂ have beenÂ completed. The prerequisite coursesÂ must be completed prior to submission of the AADSAS application if possible; and,Â MUSTÂ be completed prior to matriculation. Applicants are encouraged to complete upper-level science courses at four-year institutions,Â for example,Â colleges or universities that grant Bachelorâ€™s degrees. TheÂ DDS prerequisites are as follows:
Students must complete the equivalent of 20 credit hours (30 quarterÂ hours) in the Biological Sciences. Only Biology courses intended for science majors, as determined by the applicantâ€™s undergraduate institution, willÂ count towards this prerequisite. The following courses are strongly recommended:
Students must complete the equivalent of 15 credit hours (22.5Â quarter hours) in Chemistry. Only Chemistry courses intended for scienceÂ majors, as determined by the applicantâ€™s undergraduate institution, will Â count towards this prerequisite. The following courses are strongly recommended:
Students must complete 8 credit hours (12 quarter hours) of General Â Physics (lecture and lab).
Students must complete 3 credit hours (4.5 quarter hours) in theÂ social sciences. Courses may include:
Students must complete 3 credit hours (4.5 quarter hours) in the Â humanities. Courses may include:
ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK SPECIFICATIONS:
- At least 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) must be completed at a four-year college.
- All prerequisites must have letter grades; no PASS/FAIL options are accepted.
- A minimum of 90 credit hours (135 quarter hours) of coursework must be completed by the time of matriculation (June 30th).
- All science courses (except biochemistry and physiology) must include laboratories.
MINIMUM SKILLS STANDARDS FOR ADMISSION AND RETENTION
The Admissions Committee has specified nonacademic criteria ("Minimum Skill Standards for Admission and Retention"), which all applicants are expected to meet in order to participate in the DDS Program and the study of Dentistry.
The Admissions Committee expects applicants to have completed a minimum of 40 hours of exposure to general practice dentistry in a private practice setting and significant and meaningful volunteerism, service and/or involvement in their communities or on their campuses.
IUSD requires Criminal Background Checks from all applicants who receive conditionalÂ offers of admission to the DDS program.
LETTERS OF ACADEMIC RECOMMENDATION
IUSDÂ REVIEWS ONLY ACADEMIC LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION. Letters from mentors (for example, dentists, co-workers, coaches) will NOT BE reviewed or considered. AllÂ letters of academic recommendationÂ must beÂ submitted directly to AADSAS (see below). IUSD requires three (3) letters of academic recommendation for the application to be complete. The letters of academic recommendation must be completedÂ and submitted directly to AADSAS (see below) by the author as follows:
-the letters must be written by a professor under whom you studied in a college or university setting
-the letters must be submitted on the professor's official letterhead
-the letters must contain the professor's signature
-two (2)Â letters of academic recommendationÂ MUST be from science professors
-one (1) letter of academic recommendation can be submittedÂ from another academic area of study.
NOTE:Â Applicants may have professors submit three letters of academic recommendation in science for the three-letter requirement if preferred. Applicants are encouraged to notify professors that the letter of academic recommendation requestÂ will be arriving from AADSAS and, that the criteria must be followed or the letter will be rejected.
ADEA WebAdMIT AADSAS CAS Application
IUSD uses the WebAdMIT Central Application Service (AADSAS) to receive all application credentials, informationÂ and materials.Â Applicant personal statements,Â letters of academic recommendation and any other information must be submitted directly toÂ AADSAS. Do not send application information or materials to IUSD. AADSAS verifies all transcripts; therefore, you must send all official transcripts from each college you attended directly to AADSAS.Â AADSAS will not forward your application to IUSD until all your transcripts are received and verified. The deadline for submitting your application to AADSAS is November 1st for each annual application cycle: NO EXCEPTIONS.
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IUPUI ONLINE GRADUATE eAPPLICATION
All professional dentistry students must complete the Graduate eApplication and pay the $60 application processing fee. YourÂ AADSAS applicationÂ will not be processed until the online Graduate eApplication is completed and the fee has been paid.
- You may submit both the fee and online application at: http://graduate.iupui.edu/admissions/apply.shtml.Â Â
- ONLY COMPLETE ITEMS MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK â€ś * â€ť IN THE ONLINE GRADUATE eAPPLICATION.
- Under Admissions, scroll to â€śHow to Apply.â€ť Click on â€śBegin your application for graduate or professional school at IUPUI.
- Click on â€śCreate new guest account.â€ť Verify your new guest account per instructions.
- Log in. Proceed with completing your application.
- On the "Application Selection" page for "What are your academic intentions at IUPUI?," click on "To apply to a degree or graduate certificate program."
- On the "Application Information" tab under "Intended Program and Plan":
Click on â€śDental School.â€ť
Click on â€śDentistry Professional.â€ť
Click on â€śDental Surgery DDS.â€ť
Under Term, select â€śSummer 2016.â€ť
- DO NOT MAKE A SELECTION UNDER â€śFEE WAIVER.â€ť
- DO NOT SUBMIT A PERSONAL STATEMENT ON THE ONLINE GRADUATE APPLICATION.
- DO NOT UPLOAD ANY ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS TO THE ONLINE GRADUATE APPLICATION.
Indiana University School of Dentistry does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, Indiana University reserves the right to change without notice statements concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses, or other matters.