University of Saskatchewan Dental School Requirements

The University of Saskatchewan Dental program is one of ten dental programs in Canada. Its dental school requirements are categorized here in the priority of what an applicant must submit to be considered:

Academic

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

Non-Academic 

  1. Dentistry Admission Test (DAT)
  2. CASPer
  3. Personal Statement/ Essays
  4. Interview

University of Saskatchewan Dental School Prerequisites:

All students applying to the University of Saskatchewan dental program must have completed at least 3 years of undergraduate study. They must include the following coursers: 

Prerequisite CourseRequiredLab RequiredCredits Required
Biology1 full or 2 half courses
Inorganic Chemistry1 half course
Organic Chemistry1 half course
Physics1 full or 2 half courses
BiochemistryX1 full or 2 half courses
PhysiologyX1 full or 2 half courses
NutritionX1 half course
MicrobiologyX1 half course
Humanities/ Social ScienceX1 full or 2 half courses

University of Saskatchewan Dental School Requirements: GPA Information

Minimum GPA to ApplyAverage GPA of Accepted ApplicantsMinimum GPA of Accepted Applicant
3.03.73.3

Applicants must maintain BOTH of the following conditions for any course work during the year of application: a minimum overall academic average of at least 75% AND a minimum 70% average on any pre-requisite course.

Your top two years of postsecondary work completed as a full-time student taken during Fall/Winter Terms will be used in this calculation. 

Courses taken during the application year will NOT be included in the academic average calculation.

UofS Dental School Requirements: Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) and CASPer

DAT and CASPer Overview:

CASPer Test Required*DAT RequiredU.S. DAT AcceptedDAT Score Considered
XHighest Score
* CASPer is required, but not used in the selection process as the test is being piloted by the school at this time

Students looking to test their knowledge in preparation for the DAT can click on this link to prepare for both the Canadian DAT and American DAT

DAT Admission Score Statistics:

Mean Academic Average ScoreMinimum Academic Average Score Given AdmissionMean Perceptual Ability ScoreMinimum Perceptual Ability Score Given AdmissionMean Total Science Score
19.015.019.616.0N/R

Your DAT results are valid for a period of three years up to November of the year of application. 

Over the years, the minimum accepted DAT averages fluctuate for applicants considered for an interview:

Saskatchewan residents: 17.33 (2018), 17.00 (2017) 17.67 (2016)

Out of Province applicants: 18.00 (2018), 21.00 (2017) 19.67 (2016)

University of Saskatchewan Dental School Interview:

MandatoryBy Invitation

A personal interview is required of all competitive applicants annually. Interview selection is based on the academic average of the TWO best academic years of study and the single best overall DAT score. The interview will be conducted in an MMI format.

Those looking for practice can check our posts on both MMI Practice Questions and Standard Interview Practice Questions here.

Offers of Admission Decision:

Offers of admission will be given out according to the following formula. 

  1. 65% GPA: average of the two best academic full-time years of study
  2. 15% DAT: ⅓ Reading Comprehension, ⅓ Perceptual Ability, ⅓ Academic Average
  3. 20% Interview 

University of Saskatchewan Dental School Admission Statistics:

Although the University of Saskatchewan no longer uploads admission statistics in an easy digest table for their most recent years of application we have archived their admission statistics for the admission cycle of 2017-2018 to give you an idea of who they accept.

University of Saskatchewan Dental School Admission Statistics

Requirements for other Dental Schools in Canada:

If you would like an in-depth analysis of the dental school requirements for other dental schools in Canada click on the links below:

We also have a comprehensive comparison of all 10 dental school requirements in Canada.

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