Admission Requirements Summary

Overview

The Dental College of Georgia will be accepting up to 10 percent of students from out of state for the entering 2017 class.

ADMISSION SELECTION
Admission is on a competitive basis. The admissions committee recommends for selection applicants who,
in the judgment of the committee, are best qualified for admission.

TRANSFER STUDENTS
Dental College of Georgia does not accept advanced standing or transfer students.

FOREIGN-TRAINED DENTISTS
The Augusta University Dental College of Georgia does not have a program in which foreign-trained
dentists can participate in order to become licensed in Georgia.

Minimum Requirements

All D.M.D. applicants for admission must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission.

Georgia residents and up to 10 percent of out of state residents and eligible international candidates are eligible; To establish Georgia residency, an applicant must show proof of residing in Georgia at least a year before enrollment. International applicants must present valid U.S. Permanent Resident documentation or other valid Visa documentation. All applicants who are granted an interview must show additional documentation as proof of lawful presence in the United States before being accepted.

90 semester hours (135 quarter hours) at an accredited American college or university (preference given to students who earn a baccalaureate degree)

Minimum overall GPA: 2.8 (average GPAs* -  overall 3.6; science 3.5) 

Dental Admission Test: minimum 15/15; Averages*: Academic Average: 20 / Perceptual Ability: 21

*for last five years

One academic year** of principles of biology with lab

One academic year** of general chemistry with lab

One academic year with lab** of advanced chemistry. This must be one semester each of organic chemistry I (with lab) and biochemistry I (with or without a lab is acceptable). Organic chemistry II is optional.

One semester or two quarters** with lab

One academic year** or the portion of an academic year required for the baccalaureate degree at an accredited American college or university

Required; Cost $445 ; Must have taken the Dental Admission Test (DAT) within three years of applying. The DAT must be taken by September 30, 2017. The DAT may be re-taken after 90 days. However, examinees will be limited to three opportunities to take the test.

For more information, contact American Dental Association by phone at 1-800-232-2162 or by visiting the ADA website. 

Required if not born in the United States and native language is not English.

The internet-based version of TOEFL (iBT TOEFL) is the only option available for current testers. The four-hour exam will cover all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 100, with 26 in the speaking component. Test must be taken by the Sept 30, 2017 deadline. Visit the Educational Testing Service website or call 1-609-771-7100 for more information.

To have your scores sent directly to us, enter our TOEFL Institution Code on the back of the admissions ticket. The Dental College of Georgia TOEFL Institution Code is 5425.

DMD candidates can only apply to The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University through the ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). The ADEA AADSAS application for the entering 2017 class becomes available online on June 1, 2017. For more information about the ADEA AADSAS application, click here. For more information about the ADEA AADSAS application. The timeline for applying to Augusta University through AADSAS is June 1 – September 30, 2017.

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, official DAT scores, and letters of recommendation are to be submitted to AADSAS. Once AADSAS has received all of these components, they will be compiled and made available to DCG within several weeks.

Applicants will receive an email once DCG has received their application. This email will contain further instructions about supplemental information and fees.

*** PLEASE NOTE: AADSAS will not send applications to the DCG until they have received all transcripts needed to calculate GPA.***

After receiving the AADSAS application, all applicants will be emailed a link. Here, all applicants will be prompted to choose if they want the DCG admissions committee to review the supplemental component of their application for further consideration. The supplemental information processing fee is $30. It is non-refundable and will be paid electronically in order for the admissions office to receive an applicant’s supplemental information. A candidate’s packet is not considered complete until the supplemental information has been submitted and received by the DCG admission office.

When applying through AADSAS there are two options for submitting letters of recommendation.

Option 1: Requires two letters. One letter will be a packet or composite/committee letter.  The applicant will indicate this on the AADSAS application. The second letter, a personal reference, must be from a dentist.

Option 2: Requires four letters.  The first letter must be written and submitted by an academic professional (instructor, advisor, department chair, etc). The second letter must be from a dentist. The third and fourth letters can be submitted as personal letters and can be submitted by another academic professional, another dentist, a supervisor, or someone who knows the applicant well enough to speak positively on the applicant’s behalf.

Once an applicant has begun an AADSAS application and listed references and their contact information, the references will receive a link via email with instructions on how to submit his/her letters on behalf of the applicant.

Interviews are required for invited applicants.  Typically held from September to December.  Candidates participate in two one-on-one interviews with members of The Dental College of Georgia faculty. The committee members will help assess the applicant's personality, motivation and ability.

The Committee considers other factors such as health care and research experiences, leadership, community services or programs, family responsibilities, national recognition, ethnic or cultural backgrounds and commitment to practice in Georgia or health shortage areas.  

* All required courses must be taken on a graduated grading scale (A, B, C, D, F); required courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. Applicants must earn a grade of C or better in all required courses. The DCG does not acknowledge the +/- system at this time.

** An academic year equals two semesters or three quarters or one semester and two quarters.

 All published fees are subject to change.

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