dental school's prerequisites


New Member
Apr 5, 2013
  1. Pre-Dental
    I have graduated in March and I want to apply for dental school this June and I've just realized that I have not taken some prerequisite courses for UCLA and USC. Does anybody know that I can apply and take the classes during summer and Fall, or they would just ignore my application because of not having those courses?
    Also, if it's okay to take classes after filling out the applications, is community college courses good or it's better to take the courses in a university?


    Full Member
    Nov 8, 2012
    1. Pre-Dental
      From what I understand (in my experience and as far as I'm aware for most dental schools) you can apply without having completed all the prerequisites but you would, of course, be required to finish them prior to matriculation. That being said, if you haven't yet, then you will have to take the DAT and depending on which prerequisites you're missing, you could have trouble in certain areas of the test (I.e. if you've not had organic chemistry, you could struggle in this section). If it's just upper level bio classes, you'll probably be fine with regard to the DAT.
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