Dental Aptitude Test
15% Overall Weighting
- All applicants must take the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) administered by the Canadian Dental Association. The test is conducted each year by a number of universities across Canada, including the University of Saskatchewan.
- The test can be written in November and/or February each year. The deadline dates to register for the DAT are September 15 and January 15 respectively.
- DAT results are valid for a period of three (3) years. Valid test dates for the 2015-2016 intake are February 2012 to November 2014 inclusive. DAT scores from February of the year admission is being sought will not be considered.
- DAT scores older than February 2012 will not be considered.
- If an applicant has taken more than one DAT, the single best overall DAT score will be used.
- For further information or to apply for the DAT, contact the CDA at (613) 523-1770, fax: (613) 523-7489, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or through their website www.cda-adc.ca/dat.
The applicable scores from the DAT will be those earned on:
- Reading Comprehension (1/3)
- Academic Average (1/3)
- Perceptual Ability (1/3)
Applicants will not be considered for admission if they have, in their best DAT score, achieved any of the following:
- An Academic Average score of less than 15 or
- A Perceptual Ability score of less than 14 or
- A Reading Comprehension score of less than 14
In order to be considered for admission, applicants must demonstrate a minimum DAT average (average of the Academic Average, Perceptual Ability and Reading Comprehension scores) as determined by the Admissions Committee. Over the past three years, the minimum DAT averages were as follows:
- Saskatchewan residents: 20.07 (2014), 19.78 (2013), 19.08 (2012)
- Out of Province applicants: 21.05 (2014), 19.25 (2013), 19.04 (2012)