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Pre Dentistry

The focus for Pre Dental students needs to be on GPA, DAT and extracurricular activities. The average GPA for students matriculating into the Dental schools in Texas is between 3.6-3.7 out of 4.0. A well-rounded student with many hours of volunteering, shadowing and leadership qualities is desirable.

Applying to Dental School PDF

A Suggested Course Curriculum for Chemistry Majors, Option B or Option C.  

A Suggested Course Curriculum for Biology Majors, Option C.  

Links to Pre Dental Pre-requisites for Texas Schools:

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry
6516 M.D. Anderston Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77030
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dental Admissions, Office of the Registrar UTHSCSA
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229-7702
Baylor College of Dentistry
Office of Admissions and Academic Records
PO Box 660677
Dallas, Texas 75266-0677


DEAP: Dental Early Admissions Program to UT San Antonio

Contact Dr. Christopher a. Hansen for more information

DEAP Guidelines

  1. The program is for students straight out of high school. (Students are allowed to go to community college the summer after high school before entering the freshman semester at your university).
  2. Students cannot transfer to another University with a DEAP program. Student applies early in the Spring Semester of their first year. They cannot have more than 30 hrs. 
  3. Deadline for applications will March 31st.
  4. The DEAP applicants have to complete all prerequisites at DEAP the  university. They must attend your University for 3 years. 
  5. No deferments permitted.
  6. It is a competitive process not all applicants will be accepted. 
  7. Interviews will be conducted in April and May. 
  8. Deadline for TMDSAS application is October 1 in the third year.
  9. Deadline for DAT is November 1 in the third year. 
  10. Minimum Average GPA and Science GPA is 3.4 and DAT of 19 for the entering class of 2014. 
  11. Only Texas Residents can apply

DEAP Brochure

DEAP Application (PDF form)

The Dean of the Dental School in San Antonio:
Adriana Segura DDS, MS
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dental School
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Fax 210-567-4476