The University of Saskatchewan Dental program is one of ten dental programs in Canada.
In 2021, the UofS dental school acceptance rate was 12%. Of the 280 undergraduate students that applied, only 34 were admitted into the program. The University of Saskatchewan dental school requirements and admission statistics 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)
- Personal Statement/ Essays
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 Course||Required||Lab Required||Credits Required|
|Biology||✓||✓||1 full or 2 half courses|
|Inorganic Chemistry||✓||✓||1 half course|
|Organic Chemistry||✓||✓||1 half course|
|Physics||✓||✓||1 full or 2 half courses|
|Biochemistry||✓||X||1 full or 2 half courses|
|Physiology||✓||X||1 full or 2 half courses|
|Nutrition||✓||X||1 half course|
|Microbiology||✓||X||1 half course|
|Humanities/ Social Science||✓||X||1 full or 2 half courses|
University of Saskatchewan Dental School Requirements: GPA Information
|Minimum GPA to Apply||Average GPA of Accepted Applicants||Minimum GPA of Accepted Applicant|
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 Required||U.S. DAT Accepted||DAT Score Considered|
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 Score||Minimum Academic Average Score Given Admission||Mean Perceptual Ability Score||Minimum Perceptual Ability Score Given Admission||Mean Total Science Score|
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)
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. For those looking for DAT prep courses, we recommend those offered by the Princeton Review. They are a reputable long standing company that offers a variety of different course options to meet individual needs.
University of Saskatchewan Dental School Interview:
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.
- 65% GPA: average of the two best academic full-time years of study
- 15% DAT: ⅓ Reading Comprehension, ⅓ Perceptual Ability, ⅓ Academic Average
- 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.
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:
- University of Toronto (UofT) Dental School Requirements
- University of Western Ontario (UWO) Dental School Requirements
- University of Alberta Dental (UofA) School Requirements
- University of Manitoba (UofM) Dental School Requirements
- University of British Columbia (UBC) Dental School Requirements
- Université Laval Dental School Requirements
- McGill University Dental School Requirements
- Université de Montréal (UdeM) Dental School Requirements
- Dalhousie (Dal) University Dental School Requirements
We also have a comprehensive comparison of all 10 dental school requirements in Canada.