The Early Assurance Program at the School of Dental Medicine was developed to offer the opportunity for early acceptance to academically strong undergraduate students focused on a career in dentistry. Application to the program is made at the end of the second year of undergraduate study.
Applications OPEN January 2020
The deadline to apply for the Fall 2020 cycle is June 1, 2020.
Accepted applicants go on to complete the remaining two years of college and attain a bachelor’s degree before entering the School of Dental Medicine. This program is designed to free students from the pressures and expenses associated with the dental school application process and to allow participants the freedom to select from a wider range of courses in the last two years of college.
The predoctoral dental education program (DDS) is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of accredited without reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/en/coda.
In order to be considered for the Early Assurance Program, an applicant must have completed two years of undergraduate study (approximately 60 credit hours) from a U.S. or Canadian institution and achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 /4.0.
While there is no major course of study required, the applicant must have completed the English prerequisite and at least two of the five science prerequisites listed below prior to submitting the application to the program. The prerequisite courses are:
The deadline for receipt of all application materials is June 1, 2020. The online application and all required documents must be received by the School of Dental Medicine on or before the application deadline. No exceptions will be made. In order to complete their application folder, applicants are required to provide the following:
1. Online Application Form
2. Official Original Undergraduate Transcripts
University at Buffalo
Student Admissions / Attn: Early Assurance
School of Dental Medicine
315 Squire Hall
Buffalo, New York 14214-8006
3. Pre Professional Committee Recommendation Letter or Three Letters of Recommendation
The Student Admissions Committee will begin the review of all completed applications after June 1. Each applicant receiving serious consideration for admission to the Early Assurance Program will be invited to visit the School of Dental Medicine to meet with members of the Student Admissions Committee.
DAT (Dental Admissions Test)
Grade Point Average
Dean of Students Letter
Assistant Director of Student and Community Initiatives