Selection Criteria

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  On April 26, 2014, the University of Saskatchewan approved the following changes to the qualifications for admission to the College of Dentistry effective the 2015-2016 admissions cycle:

1. To require applicants to have completed three full time (30 credit unit) years of university level course work leading to an undergraduate level degree between September and April as a condition of admission.

2. To require a 6-credit human physiology course (PHSI 208.6 or it's equivalent) as a prerequisite for admission.

3. To require a Criminal Record Check as a condition of admission.

Applicants for the 2014-2015 admission cycle will not be affected by these changes.


It is the duty of the Admissions Committee to select candidates with the ability to succeed in the program. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to review the candidate’s entire application submission and to deny entry to candidates whose academic background or history indicates a diminished probability of success.

Assessment of a student's eligibility to enter the program is determined by Academic Average (65%), the Dental Aptitude Test (15%), and an interview (20%).

The College does not require candidates submit reference letters as part of their application to Dentistry.
Eligibility is weighted on Academic Average (65%), the DAT (15%), and an interview (20%).