The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine is one of 66 dental programs in the United States of America. The LECOM 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
LECOM Dental School Requirements: Prerequisite Courses
All students applying to LECOM dental school must have completed at least a minimum of 4 academic years of undergraduate study (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours). They must include the following courses:
LECOM will also accept Advanced Placement (AP) credit for prerequisites and electives upon review by the admissions committee.
LECOM will accept Pass/Fail grades for courses taken in the 2020 and 2021 semesters.
LECOM 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
LECOM Dentistry Requirements: Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) and Shadowing
DAT and Shadowing Overview:
100 hours of Dental Shadowing are recommended but not required for acceptance to the program. Shadowing is, however, a requirement for consideration.
LECOM 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 most recent score holds the most weight 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.
LECOM Dental School: Letter of References
ECOM requires two (2) core science letters of recommendation submitted to AADSAS. You may submit two (2) core science letters of recommendation from undergraduate or graduate college/university core, science professors.
However, in lieu of the two (2) core science letters, LECOM will accept a pre-professional committee letter to meet the requirement.
AADSAS Personal Essays
This University 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.
LECOM Dental School: Suplemental Application
LECOM requires all applicants to submit a LECOM Supplemental Application. Once LECOM receives the AADSAS application, qualified applicants will receive an e-mail message providing information and instructions regarding how to complete the Supplemental Application.
LECOM Dental School Interview:
|Number of Applicants Invited
|Entering Class Size
Shortlisted candidates will be required to partake in an interview with the 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.