Touro College of Dental Medicine Requirements

The Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College is one of 66 dental programs in the United States of America. The Touro College of Dental Medicine 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

Touro College of Dental Medicine Requirements: Prerequisite Courses

All students applying to the Touro College of Dental Medicine must have completed at least a minimum of 3 years of study (90 semester hours / 135 quarter hours). These courses must include the following prerequisite courses listed below:

Prerequisite CourseRequiredLab RequiredCredits
Biology2 Semesters
General Chemistry2 Semesters
Organic Chemistry1 Semester
Physics2 Semesters
BiochemistryX1 Semester
EnglishX2 Semesters
*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.

Community college credits are allowed for prerequisite and elective courses. However, AP credits are not accepted.

Pass/Fail Coursework – TCDM will be accepting Pass/Fail coursework for Winter & Spring 2020.

Online Coursework and Labs – For Summer 2020 through Spring 2022 TCDM will be reviewing these on a case by case basis.

Touro College of Dental Medicine 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

Touro College of Dental Medicine Requirements: Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) and Shadowing

DAT and Shadowing Overview:

Dental Shadowing HoursDAT RequiredCAD DAT AcceptedDAT Scores Considered
30Most Recent

30 dental shadowing hours are strongly recommended by this university for application, however, they are not required.

Touro College of Dental Medicine Requirements 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

Applicants are required to take the DAT. If an applicant has completed the DAT more than once the most recent DAT scores will be considered 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. Additionally, check out our 10 tips to Ace the DAT from a 25+ AA test taker!

Touro College of Dental Medicine Requirements: Letters of Recomendation

You will need to include one (1) Pre–Dental Committee letter of evaluation OR three (3) letters of evaluation from undergraduate faculty.

If you opt for the three letters of evaluation from undergraduate faculty, two (2) letters must be from science faculty who taught the applicant or supervised independent research for credit. Acceptable science courses include biology, chemistry, physics, biomedical engineering, or bioengineering, etc.

The third letter of evaluation can be from a non-science course or volunteer work done in a dental office/clinic. One (1) of the letters of evaluation must be from the applicant’s major.

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.

Touro College of Dental Medicine Requirements Interview:

MandatoryBy InvitationNumber of Applicants InvitedEntering 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.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Alexa Dzubak

    I hope this message finds you well. I’m running into an issue, I did not have a pre-dental committee at my undergraduate institution. Would it be okay to get 2 letters of recommendation from science professors, and 2 letters from dentists?

    1. Master Student

      Hi Alexa! Please double-check with the individual school. It is okay if you do not have a pre-dental committee. However, you must meet the requirements for individual reference letters as stated by each dental school.

  2. Al

    Hi are Canadian students considered out of state or international?

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