Indiana University School of Dentistry Requirements

The Indiana University School of Dentistry program is one of 66 dental programs in the United States of America. The Indiana University dental school requirements are categorized here in the priority of what an applicant must submit to be considered:


  1. Pre-requisite courses
  2. Minimum number of years of undergraduate study required
  3. GPA


  1. Dentistry Admission Test (DAT)
  2. Dental Shadowing
  3. Letter of References
  4. Personal Essay
  5. Interview

Indiana University School of Dentistry Requirements: Prerequisite Courses

All students applying to Indiana University dental school must have completed at least a minimum of 3 academic years of undergraduate study (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours).

You must complete at least 30 of the 90 credit hours at a four-year college or university. Preference is given to applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree. They must include the following courses: 

Prerequisite CourseRequiredLab RequiredCredits (Semester/Quarter)
BiologySee Notes
General ChemistrySee Notes
Organic ChemistrySee Notes
PhysicsSee Notes
AnatomySee Notes
PhysiologyXSee Notes
Information regarding the exact number of credits required to be eligible for application can be found at this link
*A semester credit hour is an academic unit earned for fifteen 50-minute sessions of classroom instruction with a normal expectation of two hours of outside study for each class session. Typically, a three-semester credit hour course meets three 50-minute sessions per week for fifteen weeks for a total of 45 sessions. For more information about how long a semester/quarter is click here.

Science prerequisites required from four-year colleges/universities. Only humanities and social sciences AP credits are accepted.

Pass/fail, satisfactory/unsatisfactory or other equivalent grading schemes will be accepted for Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 coursework, including prerequisites.

Indiana University Dental School Requirements: GPA Calculation and Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA to ApplyAverage Overall GPA of accepted applicantsLowest Overall GPA AdmittedAverage Science GPA of accepted applicantsLowest Science GPA Admitted

Indiana University Dentistry Requirements: Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) and Shadowing

DAT and Shadowing Overview:

Dental Shadowing HoursDAT RequiredCAD DAT AcceptedDAT Scores Considered
100Most Recent

100 hours of shadowing are now recommended but not required. It is recommended that shadowing be completed in at least three different practices.

Indiana University Dental School DAT Admission Score Statistics:

Mean Academic Average ScoreMinimum AA Score Given AdmissionMean Perceptual Ability TestMinimum PAT Score Given AdmissionMean Total ScienceMinimum Total Science Score Given Admission

If an applicant has completed the DAT more than once the most recent 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

Indiana 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

Indiana 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.

Indiana University Dental School Interview:

MandatoryBy InvitationNumber of Applicants InvitedEntering Class Size

Shortlisted candidates will be required to partake in an interview with the Indiana 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.

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