Requirements

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The College of Dentistry is considering requiring applicants to have completed a four-year undergraduate degree as a requirement for admission.  Information on this requirement will be posted on the website as it becomes available.

**Please Note:  The date of our admission interviews has changed to Saturday, February 28, 2015**

 

Pre-Dentistry Courses

In order to be considered for admission, applicants must have a minimum overall average of at least 70% in the required university-level pre-dentistry courses.

Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 70% in the required pre-dentistry courses completed by the end of the previous academic year prior to application but may complete any outstanding pre-dentistry courses during the year of application. 

All pre-dentistry requirements must be completed by the end of April of the year in which admission is being sought.

Please note: applicants cannot use required pre-dentistry courses completed during the year of application 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 equivalent courses from Canadian post secondary institutions are listed on the Equivalency List. Acceptable course equivalencies follow these general guidelines:

  • Biology – one full year (two terms) of introductory level biology; must include labs
  • General Chemistry – one half year (one term) of introductory general chemistry; must include a lab 
  • Organic Chemistry – one half year (one term) of introductory organic chemistry; must include a lab 
  • Physics – one full year (two terms) of introductory level university Physics.  Acceptable topics include mechanics, wave motion and sound, heat, electricity and magnetism, light and modern physics; must include a lab. Unacceptable topics include astronomy and high fidelity.
  • Social Science/Humanities – one full year (two terms) of social science/humanities course(s)
  • Biochemistry, molecular – one half year course that covers molecular biology 
  • Biochemistry, metabolism – one half year course that covers metabolism
  • Physiology - one full year (two terms) of human physiology

Admission requirements are subject to change from year-to-year.


Find out what the Pre-Dentistry requirements are for U of S, U of R, and higher level courses.