ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM YEAR TO YEAR
PRE-DENTISTRY COURSES: EQUIVALENCIES AND EVALUATION INFORMATION
The following university-level courses are required pre-dentistry courses. Applicants must have a minimum overall average of at least 70% in the required pre-dentistry courses. The overall average of these courses will be used to determine the applicant's eligibility for further admission consideration.
Applicants must have achieved an overall average of at least 70% in all required pre-dentistry courses completed up to the end of the first term (Fall) of the current year but it is acceptable for applicants to complete any outstanding pre-dentistry requirements in the second term (Winter) of the current year. All pre-dentistry requirements must be completed by the end of April the year in which admission is sought.
NOTE: applicants cannot use the required pre-dentistry courses completed in the second term of the current year to "bring up" the overall average of the pre-dentistry courses to the minimum required 70%.
Completion of pre-dentistry requirements does not guarantee admission
Examples of acceptable courses from Canadian post secondary institutions are listed on the equivalency list. Acceptable course equivalencies follow these general guidelines:
BIOL 120.3 and BIOL 121.3 or BIOL 224.3 or BMSC 224.3 - General Biology
BIOL 100 – Introductory Biology I
Applicants may schedule their required pre-dentistry courses as they wish, providing they maintain a 30 credit unit course load per academic year (September to April). An overall minimum average of 70% must be obtained in the required pre-dentistry courses for applicants to be considered for admission. If the overall average is below 70%, students may improve their average in the pre-dentistry course areas by taking approved higher-level courses which must be completed no later than the first term of their current registration. Courses approved for substitution are upper-level courses that have the applicable pre-dentistry course as a prerequisite.