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Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Selection Factors

The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry is committed to providing for a diverse student body. Individuals from a myriad of backgrounds who have had different experiences and have the potential to contribute to some aspect of dentistry or dental practice may be strongly considered by the Admissions Committee. The dental school wishes to admit individuals who will benefit from and contribute to the educational environment and the dental profession and be prepared at graduation to enter a wide range of careers. The School of Dentistry expects applicants to demonstrate the following skills, experiences, or potentials:

On a limited basis, entering students who have previously completed courses listed in the D.D.S. curriculum may be exempted. Requests for exemption are handled on an individual basis through the Office of Academic Affairs and the appropriate course director.

Selected applicants are invited to the school for a series of personal interviews with faculty and student members of the Admissions Committee. An evaluation from the interview combined with the applicant's academic record and performance on the Dental Admission Test is the basis for the applicant's consideration for acceptance. Applicants are encouraged to submit any material relating to activities or experiences beneficial to their consideration.