thedreamer

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ALABAMA
University of Alabama at Birmingham - Mandatory

ALIZONA
Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health - Mandatory
Midwestern University - Mandatory

CALIFORNIA
Loma Linda University - Mandatory
University of California, Los Angeles - Mandatory
University of California, San Francisco - Mandatory
University of the Pacific - Mandatory
University of Southern California - 15 required
Western University of Health Sciences - Mandatory

COLORADO
University of Colorado Denver - Mandatory

CONNECTICUT
University of Connecticut - Mandatory

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Howard University - 17 required

FLORIDA
Nova Southeastern University - 18 required
University of Florida - 15 required

GEORGIA
Medical College of Georgia - 14 required

ILLINOIS
Southern Illinois University - Mandatory
University of Illinois at Chicago - 15 AA / 14 PAT required

INDIANA
Indiana University - 16 AA /16 PAT / 18 RC required

IOWA
University of Iowa - Prefer minimum national average on each section

KENTUCKY
University of Kentucky - Mandatory
University of Louisville - Mandatory

LOUISIANA
Louisiana State University - Not Available

MARYLAND
University of Maryland - Mandatory

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston University - Mandatory
Harvard School of Dental Medicine - Mandatory
Tufts University - 16 AA / 15 PAT / 16 TS required

MICHIGAN
University of Detroit Mercy - Mandatory (recommended 17 or higher in science sections)
University of Michigan - Not Available

MINNESOTA
University of Minnesota - Mandatory

MISSISSIPPI
University of Mississippi - Not Available

MISSOURI
University of Missouri, Kansas City - 17 preferred

NEBRASKA
Creighton University - Mandatory
University of Nebraska - Not Available

NEVADA
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Mandatory

NEW JERSEY
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - 18 required

NEW YORK
Columbia University - No minimum
New York University - Mandatory
Stony Brook University - Mandatory
University at Buffalo - Mandatory

NORTH CAROLINA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 17 required

OHIO
Case School of Dental Medicine - Mandatory
The Ohio State University - Mandatory / 13 PAT required

OKLAHOMA
University of Oklahoma - 17 required

OREGON
Oregon Health & Science University - Mandatory

PENNSYLVANIA
University of Pennsylvania - Mandatory
University of Pittsburgh - 16 required
Temple University - 18 required

PUERTO RICO
University of Puerto Rico - Mandatory

SOUTH CAROLINA
Medical University of South Carolina - Mandatory

TENNESSEE
Meharry Medical College - Mandatory
University of Tennessee - 17 required

TEXAS
Baylor College of Dentistry - Mandatory
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - Mandatory
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - Mandatory

VIRGINIA
Virginia Commonwealth University - Mandatory

WASHINGTON
University of Washington - Mandatory; must be taken no later than Oct. 31 of year prior to admission

WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia University - Mandatory

WISCONSIN
Marquette University - Mandatory


:luck: I believe 'mandatory' means that the school requires the DAT score but does not have a minimum score requirement. I hope this helps!

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dfymarine

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:luck: I believe 'mandatory' means that the school requires the DAT score but does not have a minimum score requirement. I hope this helps!

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is there any school that does not require DAT?!!! :confused:
 

dvduplex

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I am curious but which school don't have a minimum score requirements and which school combine score from the past? thanks!
 
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thedreamer

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I am curious but which school don't have a minimum score requirements and which school combine score from the past? thanks!
I believe the schools listed with 'mandatory' DAT requirements don't have minimum score requirements.

University of Alabama, Loma Linda University, New York University, and Stony Brook consider average score of previous DAT scores.

The rest of the schools either take the highest or the most recent score.
 

doc toothache

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No. All schools require DAT and some have minimum score requirements as well.
All schools require the DAT, however, it is not necessarily strictly enforced. Good candidates for waiving the requirement would be applicants with a Ph.D.

http://www.utsystem.edu/TMDSAS/Final Statistics Report- EY08 - Dental.pdf

I am curious but which school don't have a minimum score requirements and which school combine score from the past? thanks!
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=527651
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=650441
 

doc toothache

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Are you sure DAT is not required for some ph.D. ? which school?
The Ph.D. is a conjecture. As for which school, it would help if you clicked on the link provided.
 
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Personally, I think this post isn't very useful. Of course, every school requires DAT scores, and surely anyone who's planning on going to dental school needs to score above the national average. And don't tell me it's the "Average" so people both below and above it have a chance of getting in, because that's simply not true. This is not the average acceptance score. It's the average national score, which means most likely, people below this average are those who didn't get into dental school. What's the national average, 17 something?
Good luck getting into any school with a DAT score below 17. This doesn't need any statistics, it should be common sense!
 

razblo

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Personally, I think this post isn't very useful. Of course, every school requires DAT scores, and surely anyone who's planning on going to dental school needs to score above the national average. And don't tell me it's the "Average" so people both below and above it have a chance of getting in, because that's simply not true. This is not the average acceptance score. It's the average national score, which means most likely, people below this average are those who didn't get into dental school. What's the national average, 17 something?
Good luck getting into any school with a DAT score below 17. This doesn't need any statistics, it should be common sense!
Ahhh, I get it now. That answers my question from above :D

National averages on the DAT Score Estimator thing I pulled off the ADA website yesterday (there is no date in the PDF file though) reads the average for each of the sections are as follows:

QR - 16.73
RC - 19.35
Bio - 17.32
GC - 17.27
OC - 17.34
TS - 17.25
AA - 17.60
PA - 17.19