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All DAT, All The Time- Admissions Part 2

June 13, 2012

The DAT (Dental Admissions Test)  is a popular topic of questions around here- here are the top things you need to know about how we look at the DAT.

Q: What is a competitive DAT score?

A:  Competitive applicants score a 19 or higher in all areas of the DAT.

Q: How long are my scores valid?

A:  Scores are valid for five years.

Q: Do you accept Canadian DAT scores?

A:  Yes. If you’ve taken the Canadian DAT, you must request your official scores to be sent to the Office of Admissions.  Your self-reported Canadian DAT scores on the AADSAS application are not considered official and your application will not be considered complete without the official scores.

Q: I’m not happy with the results from my DAT.: Can you hold my application until I have a chance to retake the test?

A:  No, we cannot place any applications on hold. Please note that applicants have to wait 90 days from the date of their last DAT before they can retake the test.

Q: I just recently took the DAT; can I fax or email my unofficial DAT scores to the Admissions Office?

A:  The Admissions Office does not accept unofficial DAT scores. Official U.S. DAT scores are automatically posted to your application from the ADA.  AADSAS will notify our office once your official DAT scores have been added to your application. This process usually takes 2-3 weeks from the date you took the DAT.

If you’re planning on applying in this admissions cycle and haven’t taken your DAT or want to retake, DO  IT NOW.  Your updated scores WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED until we receive them from AADSAS.  Applications that are not complete are NOT reviewed until they become complete, and remember- rolling admissions!

Questions can go to ddsadmissions@umich.edu.

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