The Howard University College of Dentistry program is one of 66 dental programs in the United States of America. The Howard University dental school requirements are categorized here in the priority of what an applicant must submit to be considered:
- Pre-requisite courses
- Minimum number of years of undergraduate study required
- Dentistry Admission Test (DAT)
- Dental Shadowing
- Letter of References
- Personal Essay
Howard University Dental School Requirements: Prerequisite Courses
All students applying to Howard University dental school must have completed at least a minimum of 3 academic years of undergraduate study (96 semester hours or 180 quarter hours). They must include the following courses:
Howard University Dental School Requirements: GPA Calculation and Requirements
|Minimum Overall GPA to Apply
|Average Overall GPA of accepted applicants
|Lowest Overall GPA Admitted
|Average Science GPA of accepted applicants
|Lowest Science GPA Admitted
Howard University Requirements: Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) and Shadowing
DAT and Shadowing Overview:
30 hours of Dental Shadowing are recommended but not required for acceptance to the program.
Howard University Dental School DAT Admission Score Statistics:
|Mean Academic Average Score
|Minimum AA Score Given Admission
|Mean Perceptual Ability Test
|Minimum PAT Score Given Admission
|Mean Total Science
|Minimum Total Science Score Given Admission
If an applicant has completed the DAT more than once the highest score will be used when calculations are made.
Students looking to test their knowledge in preparation for the DAT can click on this link to access our free practice tests for both the Canadian DAT and American DAT.
Howard University Dental School: Letter of References
This University may take into consideration the ADEA letter of reference submitted online. Please visit the University website for more information on what letters of reference they expect from applicants.
AADSAS Personal Essays
Howard University Dental School may take into account the AADSAS personal essay you submit to the ADEA. Your personal statement is a one-page essay (not to exceed 4,500 characters, including spaces, carriages, numbers, letters, etc.) that gives dental schools a clear picture of who you are and, most importantly, why you want to pursue a career in dentistry. For more information on the personal essay click on the link above.
Howard University Dental School Interview:
|Number of Applicants Invited
|Entering Class Size
Shortlisted candidates will be required to partake in an interview with the Howard University Dental School admissions team. The interview process for this dental school is unknown. If you are looking for interview practice check out our posts on both MMI Practice Questions and Standard Interview Practice Questions.
Requirements for other Dental Schools in America:
If you would like an in-depth analysis of the dental school requirements for other dental schools in the United States of America click on this link.