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Congratulations on your decision to pursue a dental degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Step 1:The first step in our application process for all programs is to do a little research. You will first want to look over our list of requirements (including prerequisites) and admission criteria. You may apply with a few academic requirements remaining; however, these remaining requirements must be completed before you are allowed to enter dental school in the fall. The courses that you plan to complete should be listed on your Plan of Study. You must take the DAT examination before your application can be completed. You should plan to have your bachelor's degree before entering dental school and you should be a Mississippi resident.
Step 2:The second step is to fill out an application through our new Online Application Process. You must complete your application online at our website. There will be no hard copies of the application available.
When you start the online application process, it will have all of the necessary instructions and forms included. Please make sure you read the instructions before you complete each part of the application.
It is not necessary that an applicant complete the whole application at once. The applicant may save it and work on it over a period of time. Once it is submitted, however, changes cannot be made online. Any changes after submission would need to be submitted in writing to:
Office of Student Records and RegistrarUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center2500 N. State St.Jackson, MS 39216-4505(601) 984-1080
A non-refundable fee of $50 (residents) and $100 (non-residents) is required to be submitted with the application.
Step 3:The third step of the application process is to request your official transcripts to be sent electronically or mailed in a sealed envelope to the Office of Student Records and Registrar. You will need to acquire official transcripts from each university, college, and/or community college you have ever attended. All correspondence relative to applications and transcripts must be addressed as follows:
Office of Student Records and RegistrarUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center2500 N. State St.Jackson, MS 39216-4505
Step 4:The fourth step is to make sure your application is complete. In order for your application to be complete, we must receive a nonrefundable deposit of $50.00.
Step 5:Please be aware of the Final Deadline of the program in which you are applying. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this final deadline.
You may also contact the Office of Student Records and Registrar by calling (601) 984-1080.
Applicants for admission to the School of Dentistry must take the American Dental Association Dental Admission Test (DAT). The test may be scheduled to be taken by computer at Prometric Testing Centers. Information regarding the American Dental Association Dental Admission Test may be obtained from the predental adviser in most colleges. Information and application forms also may be secured from the Division of Educational Measurements, American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, or from the Office of Student Affairs at the School of Dentistry, or by going towww.ada.org/dat.aspx.
By following a well-planned schedule, the pre-dental student should be ready to take the test at the end of the second full year of college work. It is strongly recommended that this test be taken in the spring, but no later than in the fall of the year preceding the desired date of admission. DAT scores more than three years old are not acceptable. Candidates seeking to re-take the DAT must wait 90 days before a re-test is allowed.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
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