NMC Transfer Guide

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Pre-Dental

Pre-Dentistry is not a major in itself. The majority of students admitted into Dental School have a Bachelors Degree. Students are free to select a concentration (major) in any field in the humanities, the sciences, or the social sciences that will provide a broad cultural background that will prepare them for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT). Although it is possible to enter the School of Dentistry directly after two years of preprofessional study, the majority of successful candidates complete an undergraduate degree.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

  1. GPA - 3.5 plus strong high school record as there are typically over 2,000 applicants for about 100 spaces.
  2. To be admitted directly into Dental School, students must have a minimum of 90 semester hours of academic work. The majority of candidates complete an undergraduate degree.
  3. Beginning Dental School students are admitted Summer semester only; application deadline is typically available June of the previous year. Interviews are scheduled for Fall so early submission is recommended.
  4. Dental Admissions Test (DAT) required. Average U of M DAT score is 20 Academic Average and 21 Perceptual Ability. Scores are valid for 5 years and can repeat the test 3 times.
  5. Three letters of recommendation are required: two from instructors in different areas of science, and one from an instructor in a non- science area or a dentist or an employer.
  6. 2.0 or better grades are required for transfer consideration.
  7. School of Dentistry Home Page | Prerequisites Required | How to Apply | FAQs

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

This guide is prepared for students who select majors in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) and wish to fulfill as many distribution requirements as possible before transferring. If your goal is to complete an Associate degree before transferring, see a counselor for assistance.

 

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

It is recommended that students who are unable to complete all the courses listed prior to transfer focus on completing their sciences and consider taking Humanities and Social Sciences at U of M after transferring.

Click here to see the Humanities Distribution Requirements

8

Social Science

Credits

It is recommended that students who are unable to complete all the courses listed prior to transfer focus on completing their sciences and consider taking Humanities and Social Sciences at U of M after transferring.

Click here to see the Humanities Distribution Requirements

8

Science/Math

Credits

BIO 115 Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Biology

4

BIO 116 Genetic, Evolution, Animal Biology

4

CHM 150 General Chemistry I

5

CHM 151 General Chemistry II

5

CHM 250 Organic Chemistry I

5

CHM 251 Organic Chemistry II

5

MTH 122 Trigonometry (not pre-requisite but required for Physics)

3

PHY 121 General Physics I

4

PHY 122 General Physics II

4

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Summer 2013

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