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VCU Dental School Admissions

The Virginia Commonwealth University school of dentistry has 95 places which it allocates to dental students each year. During the last year there were around 25 applicants for each and every one of those places which means that competition to enter VCU school of dentistry is very high indeed.

If you want to be considered then you will need to ensure that you meet all VCU school of dentistry admissions criteria and write your dental school personal statement in a way that will grab the attention of the selections committee.

VCU Dental School Admissions Requirements

While VCU dental school admissions do not require you to have completed a full bachelors degree it is recommended that you do so; it will certainly help your application if you have. You also need to ensure that you cover the following subject areas with a minimum of a C grade;

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biochemistry

VCU dental school admissions place a high value also on those students who can demonstrate that they have shadowed a practicing dentist; demonstrating a high level of commitment to the practice of dentistry is very important in gaining your place. They also value candidates that have undertake voluntary work.

You must also take the Dental Admission Test or DAT, VCU dental school admissions suggest that their average required score is 20 although the latest admissions average 19. The DAT is a multiple choice exam that tests science, perceptual ability, comprehension and quantitative reasoning.

You also have to provide three letters of recommendation. These should consist of 2 from science professors and one from a dental practitioner. You can if you wish provide more letters and VCU dental school admissions will be happy to receive them and take them into consideration.

VCU School of Dentistry Admissions Process

VCU dental school admissions suggest that all applications are made as early as possible through the Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). This service begins to accept applications from the start of June;  VCU dental school admissions require admissions to be made before the 1st of November which is earlier than many other dental schools.

VCU dental school admissions give preference to those students who apply earlier due to the amount of time that is required to process the applications.

We Can Help with Your VCU Dental School Admissions

One of the most important parts of your VCU dental school admissions package is your personal statement. This should be heavily tailored to reflect the requirements of VCU to help make you stand out from your competitors. Our highly skilled and experienced writers know precisely what needs to be included and how it should be written to maximize your chances of success.