DENTAL ADMISSION TEST
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What is DAT?
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
The Dental Admission Test (DAT) is accepted by 66 dental schools in the U.S. and 10 in Canada. It is designed to provide dental education programs with a means to assess applicants’ potential for success. The test takes 4.5 hours to complete and is offered year round by Prometric test centers in the United States, its territories (including Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and Canada.
DAT RETEST POLICY UPDATE
- Candidates must wait 60 days between testing attempts on the DAT, with a maximum of four (4) such administrations permitted during any 12-month period of time.
- Candidates with three (3) or more attempts on the DAT must apply for permission to test again, providing proof of recent application to dental school with each subsequent application to test.
- Subsequent to the candidate’s fifth DAT attempt, the candidate may retest only once per 12-month period.
- The DAT retest policy is not subject to appeal.
The Dental Admission Test is a multiple-choice standardized exam taken by potential dental school students in the United States and Canada. The DAT is a computer based test that can be administered almost any day of the year.