Admissions Requirements

Annually, 140 first-year students are admitted to the DMD program at the Kornberg School of Dentistry. These students are selected from a large number of applicants—more than 2,500—who apply each year. All applicants are evaluated and scored using qualitative and quantitative criteria. The combined score and holistic review approach ranks the applicants and determines the tier for interview and admission. 

Dental Admission Test: Every applicant to the program must take the Dental Admission Test (DAT). The test should be taken no later than Aug. 31 of the application year, and applications will not be reviewed without DAT scores. DAT scores more than two years old at the time of application will not be accepted. Taking the DAT more than three times negatively impacts the application. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English as determined through essays, interviews and their DAT reading comprehension score. 

How to Apply

The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry uses the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). To apply, submit the AADSAS application. There is an application fee of $245 (in 2018) for the first dental school you choose. Each additional school you apply to is $102.

Supporting Materials

Application Deadlines

Completed Dental School applications must be received by Jan. 15 of the year for which the application is made.

Transfer student applications are accepted between Sept. 1 and Jan. 15

Program Contact

Brian Hahn is the director of admissions at the Kornberg School of Dentistry.
Phone: 215-707-2819
Email: brian.hahn@temple.edu

Questions

For questions, including your application status, contact kornbergadmissions@temple.edu or call 800-441-4363.